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© Robert Sommers 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

lithe figure in garden


Photography has historically found itself pulled in several directions. In the 19th century the prominent competition was the daguerrotype versus the softer line of the colotype.

Philosophically the documentarians took umbrage at the tonalists and luminists, the atmospheric soft focus photographers at the beginning of the twentieth century who took a more painterly approach to the captured image.

Later Weston and the ƒ64 group went back to a harder line, representational approach. All good.

Here I try my hand at a softer, luminist, tonal photograph. Wrong to kvell over your own work but I particularly like the art nouveau evoking fabric spontaneously blowing behind the figure's neck.

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