Silver 2020 / Fine Art / Nudes (Non-Pro)

Ethereal

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Malcolm Lobban

Looking with the eye of an architect, I celebrate the geometry of the human body by expressing the beauty in the shapes and shadows of the female figure. With the use of lighting and movement I try to express accurately in pictures the beauty of a woman in a classical, sensual way, stripped of eroticism and sexuality, by capturing the essence and simple beauty of the woman I am photographing. Playing with light, the photographs give the woman’s body a sort of depth, density and texture. Curves spill out into melodies, or into spiralling arabesques and curved lines– painted by the light.

Born in 1959, Malcolm is an architect with a passion for photography. As a student studying architecture he was drawn to the black and white street photography in Paris and New York City from the 30’s-60’s in particular the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sophie Calle, Raymond Depardon, and Robert Doiseau. While studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Ryerson School of Image Arts, he became interested in the black and white fashion/portraits/fine art photographs of Lillian Bassman, Imogen Cunningham, Peter Lindbergh, Irvin Penn, & Deborah Turbeville.