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From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image: 27×18 inches/69×46 cm
Paper: 29×20 inches/73×51 cm

Covered in delicate, fine sand, a feminine figure stands on tiptoe on an idyllic beach. She appears to have just risen from the tousled, disturbed sand beneath her feet. This pairing of landscape and nude combines soft colors and subtly contrasting textures in the composition.

Her bronze-colored skin contrasts the light background: the overcast sky, unspoiled white sands and sliver of cerulean water. Her form is crisp and clear while the setting is hazy and dreamlike.
Unconcerned with getting dirty, her carefree attitude recalls the playful demeanor of summers at the beach. Her sand-encrusted, dark chocolate hair partially obscures her face as she looks down. Paying mind to the viewer, she is serenely absorbed in the moment.

The composition owes as much to painting as it does to the tradition of photography. Delicate impressions of shapes and movement abandon the tradition of razor sharp details and documentation.

False color technique

Using the technique of false color, I produce a restrained color palette. The method is inspired by my training in oil painting, and pays homage to the classic technique of hand-colored photography. Color is applied selectively to give a greater illusion of depth as well as evoke an emotional response.

About limited edition archival photographs

This limited edition archival photograph is made with the best quality inks on heavyweight museum-grade paper for 100+ years of color permanence. Each photograph is signed and hand numbered by the artist. A collector can identify which impression they own (for example number one of ten). Once an edition is complete, no more editions of that image will be created. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.

About the artist

A K Nicholas is a visual artist specializing in figure (fine art nudes) photography. An unapologetic celebration of the female form, these images invite the viewer to explore a dreamlike world. Photography is simply a starting point on this journey to an unknown destination. His unorthodox aesthetic blends sensual imagery with a painterly style of manipulated colors.

Born in the United States, raised in the Middle East, this artist is formally trained in painting, drawing, and photography.

Materials used:

Archival inkjet photograph

Beach Bum (nude) (2018)


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