20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
a cup of depth

The shot depicts a simple cup of coffee over a saucer. The cup is the only protagonist of the scene, white and simple in its deep minimalism. The background is entirely black, it seems that the cup rests on nothing. Besides her there is nothing but total darkness, an infinite vastness of black, of nothing. Thanks to the nullity on which it rests, the cup stands out in the center of the photograph. Inside it there is coffee, always black. The poor cup is surrounded by darkness; the latter has managed not only to surround the small ceramic object, but also to enter into it. Yet she always remains white, candid, pure and simple, even if darkness reigns in her and around her. Open to interpretation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Venice, Italy
Camera: iPhone 11
Copyright: © Teresa Zambelli