Published: Sunday 1st of January 2006 08:11:14 PM
I have to agree with you John. The cold sharp edges of the furniture does make the smooth soft form of the lovely lady stand out. The only real thing I would have tried was to move the bed over a few more feet (out of the shot), and come in a little more closely to eliminate the curtain on the left. That might have taken distraction away from the rest of the hard lines of the remaining furniture. Have you tried this in Black and White?
Upon review, I still really like the composition. Not only does it follow the "rule of thirds" but it works. It tells a story. I can't visualize cropping a thing and haming the image work better. The only thing that bugs me is the lamp switch... of course, Photoshop (ugh) can take care of this...
Simply great Do you mind if I use it as a wallpaper? :-) I know I should enjoy it in a gallery but think of these times slaves who work the whole days with computer only :-( I wouldn't change anything including the curtain mentioned above... because every piece of this picture tells something about...
Hey, that's interesting Vi, thanks. I'm really curious as to who the other two may be ... :-), though I don't want an answer of course! This is a wonderful young lady incidentally. And she is sooooo brainy ... :-)
Thanks Clint, glad you like the photo above, but there is always time for photography, no? Until last month, I also worked on average of 10 hours a day like most people, sometimes more, and travelled around 70, 75 days per year :-)
I like the composition... I ask myself "what is she looking at"?
Frankly Gregory, I think she was simply shy ... it's not easy to just take of your clothes and sit down on a table like that when asked to ..
Ahhhh..... One of my three most favouritest :) models featuring in your portfolio... beautiful colours, lovely contrast of smooth vs. rectangular, soft vs. hard, shy vs. impersonal... Great work, John. Chapeau.
Great Job John, One of the more origonal photos I've seen in a while. Nice departure from the tight crop! Very, Very well done. Have a great new year, Derek Rader
Ha! it's comfy but cold and baren. The model gives life and warmth with her form, her fragile and feminine look ... Happy New Year Milo.
Thanks Lucas, I think I have posted a couple from this series in black and white. Unfortunately, I couldn't move the furniture around, but I agree that one could come up with a better combination.
John, I am tempted to tell you who the other two are... but you keep them - your models - all anonymous, so ... let my preference remain such as well :)
Thoughts And a Happy New Year to you John. Your work continues to impress and inspire me.
Happy New Year John... ...I love her pose. It appears spontaneous, natural and unforced. With the greatest respect, I'm not sure if the rest of the room creates the contrast that you intended. Cropping the image to remove the curtain on her right (a possible exit point) may add to the drama since it would be more apparent that she observing cautiously from the corner of a cold, large room. Best wishes to you, Sincerely Kelvin.
Thoughts Gorgeous study as usual John. But I beg to differ about the hotel room. Looks comfy to me compared to a some of the dives I have stayed in.
Superb image, styling and composition, and the great model doesn't hurt either. I would like to crop off the drape on the left, putting her more into the corner of the image, and with her looking towards the bed, it makes the story. Paul
Love it Jumps at you immediately. Looks like a magazine photo for furniture. "everything we make is so comfortable you wont know where to lounge"
I'm actually making my way through your extensive/impressive portfolio right now. It's tough being on a military network where even the word "porn" can block a website for you (I've found some of the major "is this porn?" arguments). Guess I just haven't made it to the BW of this series yet. But you are giving me some great ideas for the future.
Well let me tell you Lucas, I had a quick look at your portfolio too (it's 2.00 in the morning here), and you have a unique opportunity to get some shots that very few of us can. I don't wish you to go back there again, but if ever you do, make sure that you take your camera along with you.
Wallpaper: I mean the background picture on the screen of your monitor :-) You can find many pictures for example here: http://www.wallpapers.com/ But rarely this kind of art :-O
Ok Roman, you are welcome.
I'm not too sure I fully understand this message (wallpaper?), but you are free to enjoy it as you wish!
A lovely photo, standing out even from your beautiful collection. Probably of the demure fashion that the model poses...lovely study.
Hotel bedroom The cold starkness of the room with the fragile person crouched up in the corner make for an interesting contrast, in shape and form ..