I’ve been experimenting with color and how to use it to contour the body.
Color can have a profound effect on an image. It brings physical separation/delineation as well as emotional content (hot or cold, etc). I’ve been working with color to emphasize parts of the body- to make certain aspects stand out or to take on a particular feel. I love red, but man does it bring a lot of power!
The red aspects almost got out of control here, and in fact I had to dial them back a bit. But I love the way the color brings both an emotional intensity as well as providing contour to the body shape. In the next photo, it serves a similar function albeit in a more subdued way. The red calls attention to the lower half of the model’s body, emphasizing the elongation of her form while providing a counter-point to the cooler background tone.
I’ve got more color work coming- stay tuned!
Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH.