I have always marveled at the Renaissance artist. Names like Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni and Giovanni Bellini were, in my opinion, the first masters of light and shadows. They realized that at the junction of light and dark is where our eye is drawn. They created works of art with dimension, feeling and drama.
For some time I had an idea for a shoot that I wanted to do. It was a tribute to the masters. But more then that it was a personal artistic vision I had in my head. The idea was to create an image that has light bathing the figure of a reclining woman. I did not want to do a sexy shot or a boudoir image. I wanted it to be beautiful, artistic and very tasteful. I drew inspiration from the paintings I had seen. The ultimate intent was to create a large canvas for the Pembroke Pines photography studio. It is going to be a display of the type of images offered at the studio.
The set was an artist studio. Easel, paints, brushes and canvas set the tone for the model. Like in the masters studio, light was directional and served to define the edges of the subject. The model was wrapped in a sheer fabric and her pose was dramatic. A soft bathing light sweeps from left to right. I hope you enjoy the photograph as much as I did creating it. I am looking forward to working with other clients to create even more images like this.
Raphael portrait studio is offering creative images like this as an alternative to the traditional portrait. Think about how cool it would be to have a work of art in your home. With you as the model! Bring me your idea for a shoot and I will create it for you! For more information contact the studio.
Oh I almost forgot! This is the image I will be putting up in the photography studio. At 60 inches wide it is almost life size!