A feminine figure stands, folded in half at the waist; clasped arms, face and legs converge. Delicate tones of umber and hazy lavender define the gentle arc of her back and wisps of hair that brush the floor. A slight reflection is our only clue as to where the figure stands in the expanse of negative space. The composition of a single figure proportioned to the picture is iconic, symbolizing an understated sensuality.
From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
This limited edition archival photograph is made with the best quality inks on heavyweight museum-grade paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this premium process produces exceptional contrast and crisp images. Properly displayed, this artwork will last without noticeable fading or change in color for generations (well over 100 years). A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.
Artwork is expertly packed, insured, and guaranteed to arrive undamaged.
Image size: 36×24 inches, 91×61 cm
Paper size: 38×26 inches, 97×66 cm
My tonal manipulation technique begins with a camera, then the colors are transformed with software. Toning often closely resembles monochrome techniques and are inspired by classic chemical processes applied of black and white photographs, such as selenium, sepia, and platinum. Other techniques are reminiscent of early non-color images such as cyanotype, calotype or daguerreotype. A selection of two or more colors are mapped across the darks and lights of the image. The intensity is further adjusted in select areas in a process that succeeds hand-painting. I reduce the color in an image to draw the viewer through the shapes and lines of the composition. I choose multichromatic or muted tones when color would be a distraction from the composition and compel an emotional reaction.