Sunday, 11 May 2014

Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Photography is often quoted in elitist terms.

Typically, fine art images are typified by:

  • Monochromatic (black and white) images as opposed to colour
  • Significant areas of negative space (black areas)
  • Simple subjects
  • High technical excellence
  • Space for the subject to 'breathe'
  • A narrative that keeps the viewer searching for a story

Achieving a  sensual fine art image is simply adding one extra element into the project.

I was photographing in an old colonial home in East Fremantle. I asked my subject to close her eyes, open them slowly, fall in love with the image in the mirror and gently kiss her. Many subjects find it difficult to achieve a serious sensual image and resort to humour and laughter to cover their awkwardness. The closing of the eyes is a powerful technique to get the subject to relax.

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