Two Impressionist Art Nudes in Blue
Two more images from the last session with Mara, plus some background on their creation. More after the jump!Both of the art nude photographs below were created in the same session with the same basic setup. In this instance I’m using a piece of polished copper that I then left out in the garage for a few weeks. It has gotten smudged from being handled and is pitting from being outside, which gives it this wonderful texture. In the first photograph, I am lighting Mara with a strobe and throwing a second strobe onto a red wall behind her to get some separation. The small lights are from an LED net that hangs in the studio. I had to drag the shutter and keep the studio dark to get the effect.
During the session I had noticed that the reflection of the LEDs combined with the orange of the copper was making some really cool colors and patterns. It reminded me of an impressionist painting, so I tried to capture it. In this case the background strobe is turned off and Mara is lit with the foreground strobe. I opened the lens to something like f2.8 and dragged the shutter at 1/10 of a second. The result was this wonderful pastel background! Mara is frozen by the strobe, and the camera blur on the LEDs adds to the painterly effect for the background.
This is what I love about creating these types of art nude photographs- a little change in perspective or technique and a whole new world opens up!
Fine art nude photography by Lucas James of Anisotropic Images Photography. Lucas James is based in Manchester, New Hampshire.