I’m not a fan of black backgrounds and I don’t use them often. There are certain exceptions… I find it gives a timeless quality to nudes and masculine muscle, plus it sometimes punches up pastel colors such as the woman’s sweater in this photo. It is featured here because it became my first extended license at Istock this month and it bumped up this otherwise tepid month… Also when I prepared the feature and saw it full size again, it’s crisp and very nicely post produced. It’s rare that I go wow upon seeing older work (this was shot in April 2009) but I did today. Enjoy!
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