Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2015
A study of the nude figure in light and dark. The digital multi-chromatic technique used is mostly monochromatic with a digital nod to traditional techniques such as sepia, selenium, platinum, and palladium that impart subtle tones. Models Narza (dark skin, in center) and Tess (light skin, in shadow at left) contrast in pose and tone. One factor that fascinates me about this image is that the models, despite having drastically different skin tones, appear to have no difference in skin color due to the variations in lighting. Selected for the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition.
A K Nicholas was born in the United States and raised in the Middle East. Always at ease with visual expression, as a second generation artist, childhood included exposure to galleries and museums in dozens of countries. Although formally trained in painting and drawing, he chose photography as best suited to convey his ideas. "I feel the most successful images leave the viewer either unsure or unconcerned as to the precise process of production."