I really love contradictions in scenes. Check out this one out. It’s not the best picture, but I love the natural elements of nature settled next to the brightness of the graffiti. A good book must have those contradictions–an equal play between the good and the bad, or simply preying on the beauty of difference.
Recently, I was reading a review of the new movie, Pitch Perfect. The review basically said that this movie was a lot of fun and that it fit into the same genre as The Karate Kid, and Bring It On, etc., but what the reviewer said that they really liked was the detail that went into character. Specifically, he spoke about the lead character’s nasty, chipped, black fingernails. I love that. A good set of chipped fingernails say so much.
In my new work in progress, I’m playing around with those themes of contradiction. It’s simply a blast.