Marissa poses with bicycle tires which have sweeping lines that intersect in an elegant yet mechanical fashion. The shape of the tires, geometric in their manufactured precision, overlap Marissa’s toned form, depicting tension between body and object. Light plays on the curved surfaces of the tires, creating a powerful contrast between light and dark, which is also present in Marissa’s hair and figure. The outlines of Marissa’s form and the tires connect to form dynamic and beautiful shapes in the negative space. On closer inspection, the texture of the rubber contrasts with the smoothness of Marissa’s form.
The pairing of a fit body with a form of exercise is appealing to those who love the cycling lifestyle. Her intense gaze demands to be noticed, exuding confidence and determination, and almost dares the viewer to challenge her. The complexity of her pose links the tires together and conveys her seemingly unbreakable strength, both inner and outer. The intense lighting further contributes to the sense of confidence and determination conveyed by Marissa.
This studio nude features dramatic, high-contrast, lighting on an uncomplicated background.