The piece has been framed from a point of view of someone standing near the dwarf, the low angle shows the person looking down at the dwarf which symbolises the sadness and how he is seen as smaller than everyone else. The man laughing is in focus and the couple are out of focus. This shows a clear view that the dwarf can see him laughing but could be unaware of the couple but still expecting it. The objects such as the tables and the distance the people are from the camera are kept quite random, not much thought has gone into it because it captures a realistic scene and meaning to it. Formal elements used are tone to present what is in focus as fairly desaturated and what we see first (the dwarf and then the laughing man) as more contrasted in black and white to grey tones. The subject matter is more important than the shape and line of the photograph because of the narrative and symbolic meaning to it. The overall arrangement of the picture works well because it puts us in the position of actually standing next to the dwarf and witnessing his sadness over being bullied, it makes us think about what we would do if in the situation of being there which is what documenting pictures is all about.
I think the photograph has been planned in a sense of the dwarf being involved in another photograph by Davidson but the situation of the people laughing could have been planned for the subject matter to the photograph or judging by other photographs of the dwarf in this series, this situation could have actually occurred, the fact my secondary researched tells us he is a clown also pokes fun and is a slight pun to him being laughed at. The camera has used a depth of field dot blur on the people in the background but used blurring to keep the dwarf and other man in focus. The darkroom hasn't enhanced this image but has given it highest possible contrast.
The piece effects my mood negatively because it is a harsh subject matter and upsetting to see somebody this upset over peoples ignorance. The pieces shows harsh reality and this is one of the reasons I chose to analyse it, also the idea of putting how people feel into perspective, the dwarfs inner character comes out and so does the people laughing, our emotions of sympathy are evoked so this relates to my chosen starting points because of that and because of how the space is used and given a depth of field.