The problem with photographing graphite on paper is that light bounces off the surface making even dark areas look grey and uninteresting. From a group of drawings entitled Being these came out the best. The one on the right though is called Icarus and is my reaction to seeing, in a documentary about free climbing, a climber fall from a great hight almost down to the ground before releasing his parachute. I honestly thought I was going to witness a death. The relief when the parachute opened was immense.
2 thoughts on “Graphites”
With Photoshop you can saturate the black tones.
Hi, and thank you for the tip! I do use some enhancememt methods but the ‘shiny’ areas always seem somewhat fuzzy. Should learn to use proper photography Iighting I guess.!