Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Colors and moods.

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.  - Marc Chagall
I am not sure if black and white or color works for either of these photos of Krysta.  I find sexiness and beauty in either treatment.

Krysta Kaos - 081313 - SideB


I love Krysta's eyes in the BW version.  They are much more daring and provocative.  Her tattoo is so much more integral to the story.   Her bare breasts though are much less a part of the image. For me, all of the story is around her face and the tattoo casting notes up to it.   








Krysta Kaos - 081313 - SideB


It is impossible for me not to notice her beautiful purple hair and how it plays with the green in her tattoo on her shoulder and the blue of the wall.   I really like the color of the bright spot of the wall and how it goes into shadow behind her arm.  I feel her nudity is much more pronounced in color.

















Krysta Kaos - 081313 - SideB
























In this color version, I notice how the light is almost coming out from between her legs and flowing onto the couch.  Her tattoos on her legs and the line on the back of the stalking work with this bright light and makes me want to move towards it like a moth.


Krysta Kaos - 081313 - SideB
In the BW version that warm light is gone, but the graphic elements of her tattoo play with the lines of her hair.  Once again, her eyes and expression say much more to me in BW. 

I tend to vacillate between photos like these depending on my mood.  For me, I will usually like the color ones when I am in an artistic sensual mood and every color, shade, shadow, and moment brings back memories and fantasies inviting me into the image.  

The black and white ones appeal to me more when I am in a primal lusty mood and tend to be one-track minded.  They become part of the tunnel vision that deep lust envelopes me with and I am totally at one with that person at that moment and the world is gone.

How do you feel about the use of color and how it affects your connection with the model in art?  Does one feel more intimate while the other makes you feel disconnected?  Do you know of prime examples of erotic photos that pull you in because of the color or black and white treatments?






4 comments:

  1. It's always nice to see that I'm not the only one who plays with multiple variations of images ... and constantly waffles over which I like best! In most of my work, it seems that color is a huge part of the point (hello, uber intense red hair anyone?!) ... but I am a sucker for the way black and white remove all distraction from the lines and contrasts of a photo. In the end, I usually go with b&w when the composition is my focus and color when the mood is my focus ... except of course when it works out the exact opposite! I guess that's my favorite part of this wonderful wild art form ... I can follow my whims, apply the rules or throw them out, and tweak my reality to serve various purposes! I must add that I adore Krysta Kaos's work with you and find that in both b/w and color you are masterful at capturing her unique attitude and energy! Kudos, my friend, on all your well thought and inspired variations!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Krysta is truly a gem to work with and hope to do so again. - SB

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  2. The impact of shadow is greater in black and white, and evokes a different time for me...60s and before, maybe an early 70s lusty feral ( not the right word but best I can do) pathos and that sense of living in the perimeters of society...
    Then again I am by no means an artist!!

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    1. Thank you for the deep reading on how the BW makes you feel. I greatly appreciate it. SB

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