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Joseph Simons by David Kawena 15-A by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena 15-A by davidkawena
Australian dancer/choreographer Joseph Simons in Grand Central Terminal, New York City.

Photographed by David Kawena
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Once again, since I rather enjoy renaissance/baroque style/inspired artwork, I will never disparage the use of practice of photographic chiaroscuro. Especially in this composition, I rather enjoy that you decided to fade to black in the background as to not distract from the beautifully artistic shapes of the body (I'm not sure if you are the photographer or the model; I suppose I will have to read your profile later). Conceptually, as far as the model gestures are concerned and the positioning of the prop, the position of the model's hands provides some sort of mysterious tale. The gesture almost seems to be indicative of guilt, remorse or sorrow? Yes? No? And wreath of flowers over the eyes causing blindness adds to this with a - I think - humorous touch that I am quite fond of. I love this piece, but this is no surprise since I am quote fond of nude men with floral headdresses, and, since we're on the subject, good use of cropping to censor. This creates tension not only between the hands and the eyes, but sexual tension as well. The only issue I see in this is that the there is a lack of connection between the hands (focal point?) and the rest of the model. I feel that the emphasis of the hands could be increased if the direction the eyes (or where we assume they are) are more pointed toward the hands. I feel that the face and the hands are slightly telling two different stories. Cheers!
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MarkIvan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Job...
FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant lighting, model and sh
kin tones!
VampireKittenRose Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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August 10, 2014
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