Mirage 30: Abstract Art Nudes in Blue
Another from the other night with Mara. In these photographs I’m using polished sheets of aluminum. This one got a different treatment. More after the jump.
I purposely look for scratched, dented and just plain messed up sheets. I then polish them by hand and add scoring, dents, pockmarks and other surface features. For this one I intentionally knocked in dents with hammer and a blunt nail. The result is a multifaceted surface that generates a surreal image in reflection. The lighting is a combination of strobes and LED Christmas lights (lots of em!). The red comes from washing a bit of strobe light off of a red wall. Nothing is done in post except to edit out the clamps that hold up the sheets. I love how the lights swirl around Mara, like bio-luminescent jellyfish and Mara herself dissolves into a vortex of darkness. Enjoy!
Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH. Anisotropic Images Fine Art Photography.