What is (and is not) "Negative Space"? (And how do you use it.)

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Horoscope Fish
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Re: Reminiscing
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Peter Del wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

Peter Del wrote:

Here, I'm using the negative space to represent the old chap's impossible to photograph memories.

Peter Del

I like it - you have a big black space that helps define him well and makes us contemplate what he's looking at. The lighting is fantastic.

What do you think happens if some of the black space on the left get's cropped off? IE, is there something visually for you that makes the black space size ideal? (Just interested in discussing.)

And i think the interpretation is up to the viewer - it could be that he's going blind and will soon see nothing but blackness. Or it could be that he has Alzheimer's and has no memory left. I find it to be a somewhat jarring actually. The possibilities of what is going on here are all somewhat dark for me. No pun intended.

Bearing in mind the title, I don't think this works as well.

Peter Del

The vast emptiness in the original really serves to elevate the image; and rather dramatically so for me. The title, really, has no bearing on my opinion.

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