Jackie, 2017
Jackie, 2017

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Liz, 2017
Liz, 2017

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Liza, 2017
Liza, 2017

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Jackie, 2017
Jackie, 2017

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Penumbra, 2017

digital photography

In "Penumbra", I used natural light and shadow to accent form and value on the human face while creating diffusion from subject to background with natural textures. I balanced vertical compositions with directional negative spaces and created an intimate atmosphere through shallow depth of field and tight cropping. Harsh shadows cast against form to create a wide variety of tones, from black to white, different intensities of light enabled the viewer to look newly upon the human face instantaneously flattened and modeled, and nature reclaimed the human face as material to sculpt and cleave.