|Egg, David Hayes, 2011|
It's been cold and wet in my neck of the woods as of late...perfect time to go through old pic files and negatives...looking for hidden treasures. I found this image in some black and white negs that I shot back in the 70's. (I'm sure I printed this then...but for some reason I don't have it!) Looking at the neg and it's contact print, I wouldn't say that this shot is a winner right off the bat. Sure, the pose is a classic...but the overall exposure of the neg leaves much to be desired.
Well...there's nothing like using Photoshop to help rescue an image! A little cropping here, playing with the levels there, and a few more tricks everywhere...and "Egg" appears! What was once a so-so image has become, in my mind, a very elegant statement on the female form. I'm sorry that I didn't "find" this image sooner!
Just in case you're interested, this image is available in my Etsy shop, Reflective Images at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74379116/egg-digital-nude-photograph-11x14