Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Guest Photo of the Day: La Vie En Noire


La Vie En Noire, originally uploaded by Broken Ghost Photography.
Broken Ghost's photo set is a bit on the explicit side, so think twice about clicking through to his full set if you're turned off by such things, but the quality of his work is exceptional, and this photo in particular really made me stop and take a second look. It's daring in a completely different way--not because of what it reveals, but in what is subtly hidden in the shadows. Its a daring choice for the photographer to use a dark-skinned model, in silhouette, in a room that is dark to begin with--and yet, in this case, it works, and works fantastically. The subtle rim lighting, and the shadows converging toward their source, and the provocative pose, with the eyes hidden in the darkness of the model's face--it's brilliant.

Update: This photographer is no longer online.

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