when i first discovered the work of philip lorca dicorcia i wasn't sure how much of an influence the photographer had had over the scene he was depicting. it was clear there was intentional lighting and composition, but at the same time there was something spontaneous and discovered about the images. i loved that aspect of the work. those first images that i saw were from his series the hustlers and his use of lighting was what really got my attention.
dicorcia knows how to light a scene. he's like caravaggio with a camera
these last two images are probably the ones that have had the most impact on me. it's the sense of mystery and unknown narrative that pulls me in and keeps me thinking long after i've stopped looking