I've been itching to play with fire again after the recent shoot in New York. So during my last trip to LA my team and I drove out to Salton Sea and set some water on fire. It was so fun and thank you everyone for the hard work!
I think this photograph is very striking and immediately grabs the viewer's attention. Your use of fire in the background silhouettes the female figure in the foreground, especially since the smoke from the fire highlights the top half of her figure. The halo around the model's head created by the reflected fire light is quite beautiful. The contrast of dark and light works very well for the composition. I also think that your use of fire helps give this piece a story, especially coupled with the model's black, feathery dress and hourglass shape which reminds me of a fairytale evil queen or sorceress. I think that you made a good decision to have the model facing away from the camera because the photograph is already so visually complex that a shot of her face would probably have detracted from the piece as a whole. You have to infer her emotions from body language and setting instead of facial expression and that mystery is an asset to this piece.
The use of both water and fire gives this photograph complexity, and the reflection of the fire in the water's surface creates a bit of symmetry that balances the photograph as well. I personally love how you have mixed high fashion (such a gorgeous dress!) with the rawness of nature. I like how the hem of her dress looks like it has sand stuck in the feathers, which I think just adds to the whole story you have set up with this photograph. Beautiful!
I just could not help but be stunned by this shot - it just drew me in with the power in the emotion of it. Just wonderful. I only wish I could see it larger, in higher res. Fantastic shot, and such emotion without anyone's face being in the shot, is just amazing.
Hi, I just wanted to say that your artwork is stunning and beautiful. I'm using it as inspiration for a writing event in the group Literary Publications. If you're curious about the Winter Writing Event, you can check it out here: fav.me/d6wbhwh . Thanks very much for sharing your work.
what is she wearing, btw? is that a dress with sheer bits and solid bits, or did you stick bits and pieces straight onto her? it looks like feathers down on the hem there, but i can't tell with the stuff closer to the top...>~<
Waaah this is so great! The dress really completes the picture for me, I love how the bottom of the dress looks like she's appearing out of the liquid but her back is exposed so she isn't lost completely in black. Really great composition too, clever to have her stand in front of the smoke else she would get lost in the darkness!
As for title... Hell Hath No Fury? Kidding, maybe... Liquid Hell or Eye of Hell.