Silver 2022 / Fine Art / Nudes

In Praise of Scarlet Shadows

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    David Degelin

The photo series 'In Praise of Scarlet Shadows' is inspired by the aesthetic essays of the Japanese writer Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, about colors, darkness in light in traditional Japanese culture versus modern age Western culture. The series uses different tones of red, representing its different meanings in traditional Japanese culture. Featuring Chinese model Qian Zhao.

Growing up with a film director as dad, camera's, images, films, were just part of my daily life and being exposed to various forms of image processing during my childhood helped me to develop my visual sense early on. At university I graduated in archaeology and in addition I studied cultural and social anthropology. Through my photographic work I found a way to express my passion for people and culture, in portraits and street photography.