Nude But Not Rude
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Fine Art Photography
I have a fascination with contrasts. For me contrast is more than black or white; I find the most meaning in contrasting textures, colors, shapes, forms, and ideas. When I create contrasts in a scene I feel there is a special beauty to it. Contrast can invoke both tension and balance, and even contradiction. My work with the nude form explores these themes. The pure beauty of the human body I feel is a perfect counterbalance to the contrasting elements I frame in my photographs.
I respond in a visceral way to the way light interacts with the environment, whether in the studio or on location. The light guides me, inspires me, and pushes me to capture it. It’s a game that we play; I am always chasing the light hoping it gives me the pieces of a story to be told. When it does and the contrast is right, I simply cannot wait to see the result.
The photograph shown here features the nude in natural settings, where the simplicity and familiarity of the human form contrasts the wilderness. Sometimes the nude is more in harmony with its surroundings, while at other times it is not. These varying contrasts imbue the image with a different amount of energy and grace. This is what I’m exploring with this body of work.