Chiaroscuro


I know I've mentioned before here how much I love chiaroscuro in photographs. The technique originated in painting which is no big surprise because photography for the most part started out as a way for people that can't paint to emulate painting. It's hard for me to describe why I love it so much, but it just does something for me. I guess the images I like best are the ones that have at least an air of mystery to them. All well exposed with a very clear subject is fine. However, most eyes if they get it it in a glance get bored and quickly forget. Chiaroscuro is one method for adding a "hook" to those eyeballs-How's that for a mixed metaphor? It's true though. Just like those songs that stick with you-if they have a decent hook then you can't easily forget them. Anyway, I'm starting the Chiaroscuro theme on G+ at this page with me as curator. If you are on G+ and would like to play along just tag your post with #chiaroscuro hashtag. This theme runs on Tuesdays(whenever Tuesday is for you in your part of the world). If you don't want to post but want to see these images from different people just search on the page. I will also post some of my favorites from the theme over here from time to time.

Chiaroscuro