Every now and then you rediscover a capture that, for one reason or another, you chose not to finish or use. This is one such image.
I think that the thing that improved my photography even more than increasing my technical knowledge, upgrading equipment or piling up hours behind the lens, was the simple piece of advice offered by more seasoned photographers to refrain from shooting even a single shot until taking whatever time is needed to find what interests you about the subject. Almost overnight, when I began to heed this advice to study each subject with as much attention to what captivates my interest as I give to the lighting and background and f/stops and so on, my photography became much better, more compelling and, well, more interesting.
I recently began a new art photography project — studies in form and light. In this case, the forms are nude human figures, so if you are in any way offended by that sort of thing, you may want to skip this gallery. Be assured, however, these are artistic images that are in no way pornographic or erotic. Having said that…
I am fascinated with examining the human form for its geometry. Depending on the pose and the shadows cast, there can be a multitude of conforming and opposing lines, curves, triangles, rectangles, circles, and trapezoids. The initial “virtual show” in the featured gallery, studies the beauty in the geometry of a solitary nude female figure posed under varying light temperatures and configurations. Set against a stark black backdrop and eliminating any props, clothes, makeup, or filters, all that is left is light and form in the purest sense. I hope you agree that nothing else is really needed.