Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth of confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen, Time magazine. 1961.
These pieces are a selection from a body of work that was created in Italy during the summers of 2007 and 2008 and the fall of 2011. The underlying theme of the work was to make images that held a timeless quality that emphasize isolation and anonymity, which are themes of interest found throughout my work.
The Italian Renaissance term chiaroscuro (light-dark) is used to describe an artistic technique, which incorporates the contrast between light and shadow to define depth. For this project, I attempted to use these elements to create interesting compositions while focus (or lack thereof) guides the viewer through each image.
© Chrystal Nause Photography