When I read the prompt for what we needed to post I decided to look up some contemporary art on Google. I thought about which ones really intrigued me and interested me. This photo here really caught my attention because of the darkness and personal struggle it shows. A personal function is shown through the deepness of the image. It seems as though the man sitting down can not get rid of something. There is an over casting shadow of some one or something always there. I feel that the artist of this photo was trying to portray a personal connection to anything. For me being new to art I liked the personal feeling you got from this photo because I am trying to find my personal connection to art. This is a 100 level course so for most of us art is a new thing to try and finding a personal connection will take some time and deep thought sort of like this photo. This photo can relate to Roland Barthes idea of the “rhetoric of a image”. You can find the connoted message and the denoted message. You can say the denoted message (literal) is that the man is just sitting there looking at his shadow thinking. The connoted message (symbolic) is he is thinking. Thinking of more then there is a shadow there.