AOP part 28: Keeping the Feel

structured posing maja trapped tool Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

We are just starting our fourth hour of our shoot at this point. You will have seen that while I've been using the backdrop any "set design" has not been obvious. Actually there's been quite a bit, but it has been as background.

In this next series of images I wanted the images to be more structured, where the "set" was clearly part of the whole image. Hence posing Maja on top of this tool chest. I had in mind plinths and statues, but somehow that the statue wanted to be free or was feeling trapped. It doesn't really make sense, but it was the story that supported the images.

While I happily left Maja to the emoting part of the posing, I applied quite a lot of deliberate positioning in this set.

To put it crudely "fine art" images are more structured than other kinds of nude portraiture, and this I had already labelled in my head as "fine art".

Most the images from this set are desaturated and have a reduced contrast. These two effects reduce the dynamic nature the images, despite the poses and expressions, and make the images more contained.

 
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