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Sinful Sunday Weekly Round-up 304

Some of the monthly prompts inspire more than others. That is the nature of the beast when it comes to these things and it can be very hard to predict which ones will get everyone’s creative juices flowing and which won’t. Minimalism was one I felt would stretch people’s skills but I also hoped that it might inspire folks to explore a style of image that they had previously not attempted. I think the list of entries speaks for itself when it comes to seeing if that was achieved. As a result my job this month was a tough but very enjoyable one.

Molly’s Top 5 Pics of the Week

Hush: It’s a Secret

Butt plug left on bed with crumpled sheet as backgroun

One of the key things about minimalist photography is using negative space to create an impact. Parallel Secrets has used that concept to great effect here. The plug sits in solitary isolation on what is clearly a bed, hinting at it use but what is really clever in this image is that the negative space, the creased sheet, adds to the narrative of this shot.

Tabitha Rayne

Half face of woman looking down at the viewer with ceiling light behind her head

When I first looked at this image I got completely lost in the Tabitha’s face because it is definitely the dominating feature in this image. It was only when I went back to it that I noticed the title and how the light above her head makes us the ones ‘holding still’ so that Tabitha can look at us. It has an eerie, clinical feel to it that gives me goosebumps.

Teachers Have Sex

Wartenberg wheel on womans thigh

This will be her last Sinful Sunday for a while as she is off on some adventures but she has definitely ended her current run on a high point with this beautifully shot image. The focal point is absolutely spot on, right at the head of the pinwheel whilst the rest of the image which is soft and delicate provides both context and contrast.

Exhibit A

Nude of man dissected by rungs on a ladder

This one has an slight retro erotic art feel to it. I think it is the slight graininess and the lack of contrast that gives the impression of it being taken on something other than a digital camera but what I really like about this shot is how the ladder dissects Exhibit A’s body into parts. I think this is an inspired and very clever piece of photography.

Orgasms and Wine

Black and white minimalist image of curvy woman in black underwear

I love this shot. The dark black of her underwear is in stark contrast to the white or her skin and the background but I really like about this image is the complimenting curves, there is the curve of her hip, the curve of the panties across her tummy and the curve of the bra that arches up between her breasts and finally the little series of scalloped curves across the top of her thigh. It is so simple but so beautifully done.

Blast from the Past

Sinful Sunday Week 182 – Maria Open’s Up

Woman naked in dark attic

Look what I found lingering back in week 182. A minimalist image! There is stunningly little detail in this image and yet what there is is incredibly powerful. We can just make out the wooden rafters and the light around Maria’s body reveals just enough to show that she is naked but the fact her face is lost in the darkness means we can only guess why, is she happy, scared, feeling powerful or powerless. Your imagination must decide.

Sinful Sunday Monthly Prompt Feb 2017

The prompt for 5th February 2016 is: Minimalist

A minimalist photograph illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace. It is often characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. Minimalist photos are simple to look at. The idea is to use as few elements as possible within the frame thereby placing greater attention on the subject. Minimalist images use lines, shapes, patterns, symmetry, geometry or isolated subjects to create a visual impact.

On this page, Types of Minimalist photography, the author details 7 different types which might help you to generate ideas and below are some links to some examples that should help to guide and inspire you.

Negative Space by Understanding Flutterby – The title says it all, this using negative space to create a minimalist image

String of Passion by Love Hate Sex Cake – Uses both negative space and a tight crop to gives the illusion of seeing part of the whole picture. Our minds are left to fill in the rest of the scene.

Lamp by Maria Open’s Up – The lack of detail and muted tones make Maria look like she has become part of her surroundings.

Lace by Exposing 40 – This one is almost abstract in nature.

Black and White and Delicious both by me. The first uses a two colour palate to create contrasts and the second uses isolated detail.

The prompt is published here on the site mid month, which will give people approximately 2 weeks to work on their idea before linking in, on the 1st weekend of the month. The prompt is completely optional and you can link in as normal on that weekend whether you have used the prompt or not. The usual Sinful Sunday rules will, of course, apply. Please make sure you have read them recently so that you are fully aware of what is and is not allowed.

As always interpret as you wish, or disregard altogether and do you own thing.

Have your post ready to go for Sunday 5th February 2017. Any questions or queries can be posted in the comments below, you can email me [email protected] or tweet me @mollysdailykiss


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