Adrian Lewis lives in Bristol, UK. I admire his work very much and I was explaining to him how the boldness of his images challenges me to get out of the ruts. Please click on Adrian’s name and visit his blog.
I am starting a short series of posts dedicated to greater boldness in my own images. I’ve named the series “After Adrian” since his work is the inspiration for the series. The intent is not to do it the way Adrian might, but to apply some of his techniques to my my work in my own ways.
The rendition of this image is more contrasty than I would normally make it and I have clipped the blacks somewhat – you can see this in portions of the fenceposts. I have also applied a vignette to the corners to add some mystery.
Let me know what you like and don’t like about it. I’m looking for analytical and objective criticism in this series, not compliments, so dive in and tell me how you really respond to it.