The idea here is that I was in Arles in 1975. I had just read that Van Gogh went crazy in the noon-day sun of Arles. So I decided to go out at precisely 12:00pm and make a photograph in homage to VG. I came across the architectural detail and noticed that the shadow area was as important visually as the actual architecture.
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