I was going through my catalogs and thought I’d share some outtakes of a previous shoot, as well as some thoughts on how my style has evolved.
Outtakes from the Mirror Series: Abstract Art Nudes
I’m shooting with Mara again tomorrow and really looking forward to it! Between both of our schedules, it has been nearly two months since we have worked together and I have really been missing the interaction with her. In getting ready for the shoot I went back through my Lightroom catalog and did something I don’t usually do- namely to flip through the images without keyword filtering. I hadn’t seen these photographs in awhile and they caught my eye. I don’t usually share outtakes, but these show something about how my art has evolved. I’m going to break these into a couple of posts for length.
In these two photographs, I am still including the literal image of the model. For awhile I was interested in creating this compare/contrast image where the model was included next to her reflection.
I still like these types of images, but as the series progressed I became more interested in the reflections. Hence the images became more abstract, like the one below. This one didn’t make it because I couldn’t crop or remove Mara’s arm (on the right side of the mirror) in a believable and pleasing way. But it got me thinking about how to compose the shots differently.
Text and photographs by Lucas James, Anisotropic Images Photography. Based in Manchester, NH