Why are your photos so dark?
I get this question a lot, but the real question here would be “are they?”
Through my photography among the last few years I realized that most of the people, most of the times get sucked into the dark side when photography is just like magic, the real trick happens on the other side. The bright side.
Imagine you are at a magic show, and all the time the tricks were so obvious and clear.
Would you be impressed? Would you go home and think about what happened? Would you come back for more?
For me, mystery plays a main role on my photography theater. Once that fades away, I will lose my identity, my magic, my audience and even my interest.
Now the reason behind all that is how much I was and still am fascinated by a drawing technique called “Chiaroscuro”. It’s a mixture between Chiaro (Light) and Scuro (Dark) with an obvious rough separation between them. Just enough to leave you wondering like “what should I be seeing here…?”
This technique helps in controlling the subject I am shooting and what I want to show you. But what you see is all up to you, the experiences you went through and the thoughts that float in your mind control your eyes.
What I’m trying to show here is the beauty of darkness and it’s relationship with light. It’s an endless love story as long as it’s treated right.
When you see or feel the darkness, don’t be scared just look for a glimpse of light, that’s where life is. That’s where the real magic happens.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Jesus –