Beyond the image. "Dance" by Ștefan Neagu

by Elena Raceala in themes - 4 months ago

Beyond the image. "Dance" by Ștefan Neagu

by Elena Raceala in themes - 4 months ago
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What do you see when you look at a photograph? Same image, so many ways to perceive it.

The author of this image tells us a bit about his work.

"Dance" by Ștefan Neagu

The following situation is given: a nude model, a seamless white paper background, no distracting prop.

I am looking for representation of form; less interested in the erotic character, I move  searching for the right angle, after the simple indication given to the model: "sit comfortably".

Fast forward, after the moments of developing and scanning, I look at the result and, cropping respecting the proportions, I look for lines to "quench" my OCD tendencies.

I find the balance I was looking for, and then, I do something I usually do to check the composition: I flip the image. Like an epiphany, the position of the knees and the touch of the ankles reveal the glimpse of a dance, a movement floating in the air. 

Because sometimes you can turn something trivial into something else, with content; It is enough just to look carefully.