From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs.
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas.
A near-monochrome composition of woman, leaves, and shadows. Patterns of dark and light trace the contours of her body, punctuating the curves and musculature. Her face is cloaked in darkness, just the tip of her nose, lips, and chin observable. Grains of sand stuck to her shoulderblades give hints of her location and recent diversions. Her serpentine posture is enticing, addressing our gaze, but not glaringly so.
Tonal manipulation technique
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.
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.