This week for the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge, Amy invited folks to share images of negative space in photography. Amy shared this: Negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. This space is empty or unoccupied. Spencer Cox at Photography Life explained it this way: Photos with high amounts of negative space are: empty, subdued, peaceful, calm, and isolated.
Isn’t it fun to talk about negative space this week?
Here are some more thoughts to add to this rich discussion – as we all learn and grow when these themes come our way 🙂
The negative space (in a photo or printing) lets us breathe and pause – like margins in a book or like a pause during conversation – the negative space can give us some (visual) room.
However, sometimes the negative space brings us into the photo – around and into the subject, and then deeper into the composition.
Sometimes the negative space is a VERY active part of the energy and movement of the entire photo.
We all see and feel the impact of the negative space – even if we cannot put it into words.
The negative space can work with the subject and other elements to allow us to experience something – it can be calmness and peacefulness – OR it can be an engaged and “pulled in and around” vibe too.
These next two photos remind me that a slight change to the negative space can CHANGE the energy in a photo. Let me know what you think:
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Авторский проект Алексея Марковича (писатель, режиссёр, переводчик английского языка) об искусстве и пиаре. Основные темы: современная драматургия, театральный маркетинг, живописные пленэры, пиар для художников
Photographer Artist Philosopher Labor Location is a purpose anagram of collaboration which seeks to place collaboration in one instance as a labor of photographing or the actions that constitute photgraphing and of course these actions are determined by movement or charm with its reference to the body and bodies which in a changing private public sphere enact an ethical dimension. The second instance of collaboration is the results of photographing which in general will be street photography and the collaboration between photographer and camera. You could say that it is a proccess performance.