Week #14 – Negative Space
This was another week where I didn’t feel like going outside to do any photography but, yet again, I managed to get something to fit the theme.
A bit of background: Nataraja is Lord Shiva in his Cosmic Dancer form (Lord Shiva is one representation of the Holy Trinity of Hinduism – Shiva is the The Destroyer of the Trinity)
I used many ‘negatives’ in this image – quite a lot them are symbolic to me due to the problems on my University at present. However, this is not the space for politics but for my love of art (photography in particular) and the way it lets me express myself. So, my many takes on the ‘negative space’:
- I used a dark idol as opposed to one in brass or silver or gold or any other metal..
- This form of the idol is known as the Destroyer
- Dance is being used to destroy a world filled with so many negative energies and make space for a new world to be created
- There are places for light as well as darkness in this image – however there is use of ‘neutral spaces’ to highlight both
This might not be the BEST representation of negative space in photography, but I used this week’s theme as a more symbolic means this week.