Preparing Space

While I’m still photographing everything, I’m still thinking about the creation process.

But not today. Today I’m preparing for an art model shoot and simply working out some basic staging and lighting ideas. Often when I do I look to do a few self-portraits so see how light moves along the body to create form on any given background such as you can see here. 

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Looking for shadows

The lighting is a little off, clearly, but there’s something happening between the black background, gray felt ground and a slight starkness of light. Of course I’ve edited here to underline what’s already there but still, if you leap a little visually you can see the value. 

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