In order for the final image to show the three elements: room with lights on, viewers and screen, three separate pictures -each optimizing the individual components- were combined. People rendered transparent to emphasize the space.
The final image, a "semi-silhouette", is the combination of two pictures
The white structure on the left was still standing but due to be demolished at the time the picture was taken
I insist on photographing storefronts at dawn or dusk. This time it was not an option, so I worked on what I could capture at mid day to arrive at the final image
Indoor mall, mixed lights. The store facade appears blue in an unretouched picture, one of several issues addressed in post production
Bronx, New York
Before and after retouching
The photographer often has no choice of when he or she can shoot
Another "before" and "after"
Before and After