Published: Sunday 18th of March 2007 08:06:30 PM
Excellent pose, light and grey tones. Bravo John.
Ha, now there is a woman speaking ... I think you found it Tammy .., as usual of course.
Oh, how I love her confidence.
Original, the shot, pose and look are excellent, John. Alberto
lyrical rythum in a well conceived pose. well composed. regards!
excellent Great work, excellent greyscales & model pose.
John, More visual comments on the complex relationship between the artist and his model? Firstly, strong black/white negative spaces; gorgeous skin tones; diagonals of the steps throwing the composition into nervous energy. Her pose is assertive (opened legs and arched back), but with her back turned towards you, shutting you out. You ask why she is sitting there. Her look implies that the question is dumb, since through the doorway, at the top of the steps to the left, her friend will be arriving soon. And she is waiting. This is a relationship between two equals, not employer and employee, not between the artist and his mannequin. She will collaborate, but will not suffer any nonsense. The genius of Newton was that he shot superbly crafted images that hooked you with their vicariously expressed eroticism, and yet his models were never treated as flowers in a still-life; they were flesh and blood, with passions and stories of their own. They lived lives on film that invited you to enter and share the experiences, to fill in the blanks left for us by the artist. Your images carry on with a great tradition. Glenwood
The expression on her face is excellent.
John your portrait! You have changed, man lol as always nice work Happy shooting, Ken
John, Sometimes rest of all surrender to the power of eternity, and here the power is in her eyes. What a look . . . ! ! !, sure you deserve the best for it.
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A simple expression, lost in the machinations of machismo :) Confidence, yes, as Tammy points out. But every glance this model gave you, John, seems instilled with her very being. A great shot.
Well, I think the photo has a lot to do with the look actually, that's what creates the story line. I find it appropriate that it became the centerpiece of critique of this photo. I asked the model what she thought, and very much like in the photo, she more or less brushed it off with well that's how I am! I think it tells a lot for the picture too. Glenwood, again thank you for your in depth analysis of this image. You have given it new life through your words.
Simple and not cluttered But there is a touch of unease in her expression... that is so unusual compare with rest of your work. Harv
Thanks all of you for commenting on the expression. I would narrow it down to pride. But I would have to ask her .. she probably knows best!
The expression to me seems to convey not so much unease but defiance. Not necessarily directed at you of course John. But whatever the meaning behind her expression, it's the expression and her body language which makes the image.
Marvelous , Especially I love the light in this photo
I love your photos John, this one is no exception !
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