Usual quick reminder that the monthly prompt is out and you will definitely need a mirror for this one…. May 2016 Monthly Prompt. Now it is time for this weeks guest to deliver their top 5 Pics of the week.
Ian Jade’s Top 5 Pics of the Week
Thank you to Molly for inviting me to pick my Top 5 images of the week, and congratulations on the fifth anniversary of this meme! It was really tough to narrow the list down to just five, and as always I was blown away by the sheer range of artistic vision and technical ability that the entries demonstrated.
This close-up is breathtaking. Every part of the picture shows delicious tension, from the hand to the skin on her cheek, as the fruit appears to saturate the whole scene with colour and intense sweetness.
Now, I am usually a little squeamish about blood, but this picture transcends that. Part of what fascinates me is the seemingly un-staged background, which nevertheless produces a strong, sculptural image.
This is almost the opposite of the previous image; soft, grainy and ethereal. But despite the surreal, misty quality, it is still very clearly a picture of a physical form. The play of shadows over luminous skin is haunting and hypnotic.
What fun! Bold, dark colours, and one type of sensation play looking like another. The glinting highlights from the knobbly trails of wax really make this image one you wish you could reach out and touch.
Here we have the opposite, again, to the previous image. Flat layers, stark black and white, patterns and textures; but underneath it all a piercing gaze and the shadowy suggestion of a body.
Thank you to Ian Jade for this weeks fabulous selection of images. You can find him on Twitter (which I highly recommend you do) @jadeserotica
Blast from the Past
I love how the steamed up mirror has muted everything in this image, the colours, the light and Stella herself making it all feel soft and resulting in an image that looks more like a painting than a photograph. There is something dreamlike and mysterious about it that I find very appealing.