Three stacked rows of accordion folds in bold contrasting colors parade across this image like abstracted staircases. The only break in the geometric pattern is a pole, at left, that appears to hold spotlights. What do you think — is it part of the composition, or is it a physical object standing in front? The photographer tells us the image shows a building facade in Munich, painted in a bold minimalist design, but he doesn’t clue us in as to the location of the pole. Whether inside or outside the composition, why is the pole included? Is this perhaps a comment on privacy? On surveillance?