Silent Pool Club


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  • From a limited edition of 4 archival photographs + 2 artist’s proofs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A. K. Nicholas
  • Image: 26.7×40 inches/68×102 cm
  • Paper: 28.7×42 inches/73×107 cm


Art-ID: NB8_18683 Category: Collections: ,

In this art photography, two women lie in opposite directions, one elevated on a diving board, the other with her legs dipped in the water. One is flat on her back, the other propped up on her arms. This formal composition is sparse and simple, but rich with tiny details.

Seemingly simple at first glance, subtle details await close inspection of the photography. Shadows and reflections form crisp shapes of blue in the water. Three yellow leaves float on the surface. Each figure wears a necklace and earrings. The uniform areas of concrete are interrupted by a few straight lines. A single plant sprouts from one of these.

From the corner of the pool, a diagonal line shows the corner between the sloping  underwater walls. On one underwater surface, we see the shadow of the diving board.

The color pallet of this art photography is predominantly the earth tones of the women and pavement and the blue of the water. The diving board and the brick border divide the image approximately into quadrants. Perspective renders the upper portion unequal to the lower one.

The mood of the image is static, with undertones of a deeper story.

This fine art image was made with a large format digital camera and has been digitally prepared by the artist. Large format photography refers to the use of cameras that use digital backs which are larger than the full frame format that is commonly used in consumer photography.

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