Tuesday, November 30, 2010
another image from the same set), and it's a striking and beautiful portrait. The nude form creates such strong lines and curves -- especially with a pregnant model -- and Dominguez has emphasized this to great effect with the strong side lighting. I'd guess that he also has a little fill light to the photographer's right to kee the face from getting too deeply shadowed. It makes a magnificent image. I look forward to the photos of mother and son.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Self-portraits are kind of a common theme in my photography. A quick count shows more than a hundred in my photostream, and counting... Here's one of my favorites.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
two others I especially like.) All are recorded faithfully with an eye not only for beautiful lighting, but also for showing some of the inner light that animates them.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Here's another. I love the dirt around her mouth. This girl really "got into" her job!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
here's another slightly less modest pose (the ear ring is also a nice touch) -- because while I have no interest in getting tattos on my own skin, I find them fascinating on others, and Ghigliazza does a good job of showing them in this portrait. Here's another portrait I like, with a similar pose but different model.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I like the next photo of her even better -- so often, the shot right after they think you're done taking pictures is the best one! -- but she looked down at me, so I lost the reflection of the Mountain in her glasses.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
another two that I really like -- and a third in a completely different style that I also find very beautiful.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Jennifer and Gregory Katsoulis have many other equally beautiful but more traditional photographs in their collection, too, including this beautiful shot, and this one, which is similar to a recent portrait of my own I'll be sharing next month. But I have to also point you to this image, which beautifully makes the maternity portrait look like a painting on canvas. I love the Katsoulis's work.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I took pictures. I got a lot of cool pictures of the lights going around, experimenting with various lengths of exposure. Afterward, noticed the almost-full moon in the sky, and the seed of an idea was born. Yes, this is a composite image; but I did take both of the photographs, and stitched them together in Photo Elements. It makes quite a dramatic image!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here's another of Sundberg's photographs that illustrates this principle even better. On the surface, it's simply an unedited capture of a scene involving a person and a room. And yet the composition and pose create dimensions of meaning one can only guess at, especially with the ambiguous title of the photo, "ambitions." That's what makes a great photograph, for me, more than any fancy processing.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
And I love hoods for the great shadows they create to frame a handsome face like David's.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here's another shot I like from the same evening. For this one, David helpfully held still for me!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
(Here are the first two photos in the sequence.)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here are two others in the same series:
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
this one of a sweet young redhead, or this one of wide-eyed Tanner (the same model as this photo) on a swingset. When I saw this one, though, I knew it would be the one to represent Wisteria's collection. It is so whimsical in such a wonder-ful, non-ironic way! So much photography I see is so full of forced irony, it's great to see someone so successful at capturing the straightforward light in the eyes of a child.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Just for fun, here's another one I like from the same trip.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
the little girl, laughing at the beads she's playing with? Another child, with a grin to light up the sky? Or a third, with a face far older than her apparent five years, yet with a dignity that belies her poverty? The last, especially, tempted me, but in the end, this one just seemed to capture a moment of pure being, with the drop of water poised perfectly between faucet and upturned face.