Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Nail Art

Here is an amazing compilation of photos of... Nails. Not only are these fun to look at, but they are great examples of how staging, lighting and line of action can tell a story visually. Note how the shapes of the nails can communicate emotion, intent, physical state, and even age. When two or more nails are present in the frame, you can deduce their relationship by the contrast and/or affinity of their poses, their relative sizes, and their spacial placement. Enjoy!


At 7:33 PM, Blogger Dren said...

That's crazy cool... Amazing how we can see emotion through a simple nail's shape.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger teresa said...

Wow! The relationships are so clear and shown with such simplicity. Thanks for the link. What a great study and reminder to keep things simple.

At 11:32 PM, Blogger Frank Abney said...

I agree, crazy how staging, line of action, etc can paint a picture, or tell a story visually. These are amazing, and inspiring!

At 9:51 PM, Blogger G1toons said...

I was just looking at these last night and i thought the same thing, how a good line of action and staging cam tell a story, how was your trip in Singapore? and how are the shots coming

At 10:35 PM, Blogger Dave Vasquez said...

That's awesome stuff! Love the use of depth of field as well. Thanks for sharing.

At 8:44 PM, Blogger Mitch said...

What visuals. The lighting and poses really bring out the emotions in each composition. I particularly love the image that you posted up -- the story is both clear and humorous.

Thanks for highlighting these!

-- Mitch

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Morg said...

You do not know me, I am a follower of this blog from Spain. My name is Marina.
I love this picture.


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