Nude Studio Session, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. Kodak Tri-X 400 35mm BW negative film.
Baltimore, Bolton Hill

If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,
I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way?
Emily Dickinsonfrom a letter by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

8 thoughts on “Voluptuous

  1. Your photo is thought provoking. I have been doing a bit of study on Rembrandt lighting, so your single light technique draws my attention. Also, the near-alabaster tones (instead of using color) and contrasts make the subject become a sculpture and form study. I was intrigued by her closed eyes, and at first thought she should have had them open, but the more I thought about it, her eyes and expression added a softness rather than being a gaze into the shadows. Thankfully, she is not a typical model; that makes for a much more studious approach in viewing the photo. A thoughtful work, Michael.

  2. I love the soft tones and the light in this picture. I am glad that my back is NOT hurting (I think you get the picture) A model like this is very brave. Often is think; ‘would I do that’…. I don’t know, maybe with the right photographer yes….

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