Photographer Rupert Vandervell took these striking black and white photos playing with light and shadows in his series entitled ‘Geometrix‘.
Rupert Vandervell is a London born and bred photographer specialising in fine arts and digital photography. Most of his portfolio focuses on sharp lines and striking colour contrasts.
Vandervell describes his series as,
“A combination of light, shade and human form that comes together in aesthetic harmony, creating a special geometric relationship. These pictures are about clean lines, angles, shapes, textures and their abstract collaboration. The light shines on the urban landscape, spinning its web.”
Vandervell continues to describe his photographic style as “highly representative” of his personality. Describing his passion with sharp lines and black and white photography as an obsession. He says,
“Through the lens I find people captivating and my work explores our relationship with the world and how we interact with our environment.”
How To Take Your Own Light And Shadow Photos
- Focus on harsh, direct light to create a deep shadowed-look with sharp edges. The basic rule of using different kind of light in photos (i.e. soft light, hard light, broad light and spot light) is almost identical in taking shadow effects.
- Use your depth of field – shadowed effects can look really powerful when taken from different distances. Find a depth that really elongates the shadow effect.
- Move the object around that is creating the shadow – remember, it’s not a still object! If the angle of the shadow isn’t cast right. move it until you’re happy with it.
- Harbour those highlights and lowlights – use the light and shadow to bring out the shape of the landscape in your images.
Print Your Photographs Onto A Calendar
Feeling inspired? Go out and try playing with angles too. You’ll be amazed at the amount of places waiting to be snapped up right outside your door. Once you have a fair portfolio of these images, why not print them onto a calendar as a gift for a loved one?
Absolutely love photographs styled in black and white. They have so much more of a classic feel to them..
I love this style of photography (it’s reminiscent of some of the work of photographer Homer Sykes). The inclusion of individuals and “movement” in each shot is inspired. I think I’ve discovered another fave photographer! Thanks for sharing.
Brilliant find. These shots are stunning!
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