The dense and matte aspect of the black, in Allen Frame's photographs—be they in color or black and white—sets the various components of an intrigue unfolding beyond the frame. They follow the pace of empty and quiet streets, only interrupted by the broken sound of a motor, the whisper of a conversation or a silence exploding in a mostly nighttime atmosphere that is both frightening and romantic. The faces reveals themselves in thick shades, alternatively tender and threatening.
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