Homage to Rober Farber

I spend a lot of time studying photography and my primary genre which is the nude figure. One of the greats who has provided me much inspiration is Robert Farber. These are two images that drew me in and held my interest so I had a go at my interpretation of them. 


Why I like this Photograph #2

I realize that it’s a bit cliche but I truly do make pictures for myself that I like and there are solid reasons why I like them. It’s a wonderful added reward if others enjoy my work, however, I’m the only one that I feel I need to serve and satisfy.

I love the softness in the focus of this coupled with the natural window light. The curved lines and shadows of the backdrop compliment the overall soft feel of the image. The angle of the fabric around her waist and the lines created by it offer a bit of soft tension.  Her head leaning downward indicates a pensive mood. Her arms drawn in simplify and enhance the shape of the figure. The anonymity allows the viewer to engage with all other aspects of the picture without distraction.

Model credit: BethMG


Why I like this Photograph

I realize that it’s a bit cliche but I truly do make pictures for myself that I like and there are solid reasons why I like them. It’s a wonderful added reward if others enjoy my work, however, I’m the only one that I feel I need to serve and satisfy.

This is a photograph that I made recently working with Sienna Hayes. It appeals to me for a number of reasons. I love working with fabric and the lines and texture that can be created. Photographs are clearly two dimensional. The fabric when lit effectively adds depth to the image giving it a the depth of a three dimensional feel.  The figure is not fully nude and communicates a guarded mood with the arms folded in front of her. Her eyes looking a bit upward and straight ahead of her indicate a willingness to explore and let the guard down. However, something must happen before the guard will come down.  Not seeing her eyes or facial expression adds a bit of mystery allowing the viewer to engage in the image and search their own thoughts.


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