On my way to the exhibition of the photographs of the perfectionist Robert Mapplethorpe at De Kunsthal in Rotterdam, I discovered the X-factor. All the steps of the stairs are lightened by the morning sun. Only one step has a cross organized by a fence aside. A special step where I pointed at.
I don’t know the meaning of the X-factor is a correct appellation over here. If the other steps did not exist, I think this step would not be called special at all.
So a X-factor? I doubt it.
I think Robert Mapplethorpe had some X-factor during his lifetime. I enjoyed his photography, especially his portraits of people and flowers. Even nowadays I think his work is to be mentioned perfectly.
Fuji X-Pro2 – 35mF1.4R – ISO200 – F5,6 at 1/240 sec – Silver Efex Pro 2