This original fine art nude black and white photograph features a woman laying in the shadow of a palm tree. This bodyscape has her back turned towards us, one leg tucked under the other, an arm reaches over her head. Hard leaf shadows in midday sun barely greet the edge of her body. A thick black shadow outlines the contours of the other edge of her body. Although this style of photographic image is often referred to as black and white, the composition is rendered in warm, almost monochromatic, shades that approach sepia.
Various textures accent this black and white nude photograph. Small specks of sand stipple her back. The stone patio is dappled with water stains.
This original fine art nude black and white photograph deals with positive and negative space, form, and line. The curves of her body contrast with the angular shapes of the palm shadows. Both the body and shadow are angled downward from right to left. Her hips are higher in the picture plane than her head. The midrib of the palm frond is aligned with her spine. This agreement sets up an equilibrium between the body and the shadow.
The negative spaces between the leaf shadows are similar in shape to each other. This interplay between positive and negative space is another form of equilibrium.
Photographed at Harbour Island, The Bahamas.