This has been my longest-running side-project, which I’ve now been working on for a few years. It’s a collection of dark images of various animals, in a style inspired by traditional low-key portraiture. I use a combination of lighting, composition, and in-camera techniques, with digital processing in Lightroom, using a workflow I’ve developed myself.
When I started experimenting with this technique, I hadn’t seen it done elsewhere. These days I see more photographers doing it, but I try to keep my standards high, and only produce good quality images in this style.
Keywords:black, dark, low-key, on black, portrait
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