Contouring with Color

contour with lighting art nude by Lucas James Anisotropic Images

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!

 

contour with lighting art nude by Lucas James Anisotropic Images

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.

contour with lighting art nude by Lucas James Anisotropic Images

I’ve got more color work coming- stay tuned!

 

 

 

Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH.

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