Premium Competition 2011 Q2 : Entry Number 25

Judges Comment

The light in this, and the composition that leaves so much room for imagination makes it a classic and the 'Premium Competition 2011 Q2' winner. There are more questions than answers in this picture and you can keep returning to it again and again, and it's still fresh with new layers.

Photographers Comment

The photo was taken in Yenne, Senegal not long ago. The story: Mr. Muscles wanted to pose for my camera and I happily obliged. He whipped off his shirt, his little brother got nervous, I clicked. It wasn't until after that I noticed the silhouette of the young lady in the background. The photo came together in an instant. My name is Aisha Coke and I am an avid (but not professional!) photographer. More of my work can be seen at