Sienna and Azura


  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 24×36 inches/61×91 cm
  • Paper: 26×38 inches/66×97 cm


This is nude photography art depicting two figures recline under a big sky. An array of compositional elements distract the viewer from the details of the nude pair. Upon deeper observation, one will see this nude figure study does not bow to modesty. The image has an gritty, black and white photography feel, including areas of coarse detail and some graininess.

Long shadows imply it is either late or early in the day. Light paradoxically emanates from the horizon in the opposite direction.

This narrative is set in Red Rocks, Colorado, under an emblematic blue sky. Although the colors of the geography are impressive, black and white photography has power, too. The title hints at colors. One might speculate that Sienna and Azura are the two women who sit nude on red rocks under a blue sky, but the title refers to the landscape.

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