Whether we photographers want to admit it or not, we are all influenced by images we see throughout our lives. We usually want to be original in our photos but many times we see a scene which brings to mind an image that we have seen before. This photo, shot in downtown Cleveland on a beautiful summer night in 2010, brought to mind one of my favorite paintings, “Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper.
For a number of years now, I’ve been trying to capture photos through windows of restaurants, bars and stores which capture candid scenes of people in the midst of their normal everyday lives. Hopper’s painting pops into my mind whenever I see and shoot that type of photo.