Larry Sultan does have strong graphic photos in very subtle ways. In this image, I can sense this feeling of somber and sincerity by the body language and subject matter. But It's not like it's a portrait of a person crying or something intense like that. It's just two elderly people sitting next to each other, confronting one another of something serious. The colors are monochromatic and the yellow pops and makes the image more exciting. Also i like the gold wall paper, it adds this elegance and class to these people.