Between the light and the dark, there is the middle ground where things can seem like they on a tipping point.
The same is true with your photography where some days your confidence is smashed like a grape at the bottom of the barrel under someone’s foot as they stand on you to make wine.
The trick I have found over photographing for many years is to try and look at things differently. Take this photo for example. This was a photo I took some time ago and left it there until I thought of a concept to bring it to life, and with that open the old photograhy cabmnet, dragged it out while blowing the dust from it to give it a dual look and feel.
I wanted it to have a dark feeling with the image giving the impression that no matter which way she went it wasn’t going to end well.
From one side the blue represents the dark emotional state we all often find ourselves in, while the red in front of her was put there to give the impression that going forward was leading into the fire and so she sits. Stale and stranded at the bottom of the stairs with no place to go.
The original photo was taken with an Elinchrom ranger pack placed at the top of the stairs to give her some shadows and to highlight her body while also hiding her face.
You can move the slider to see the before and after. 🙂