Saturday, April 21, 2012
Photographer: G. Bret
Posted by Maxine Harris
G Bret is a master of movement. Actions like hair-swishing and stepping into a large puddle are caught with ease and perfect clarity. It’s all to with timing. One second later, and a perfect sphere of hair becomes Cousin Itt from The Addams Family. What I find particularly impressive about this photograph, although it is very possible it came down to just luck, is the way a tendril of hair left behind from the headbang, curls itself around the model’s face to her ear, making another curve to balance the curve of the headbang. Another interesting element to this photograph is the scratched effect, as if taken off an ageing record player disc, alluding to the musical implications suggested by the model's movement.
The composition of the second photograph entitled ‘Rust’ is also masterful. Warping our sense of perspective, the vertically-composed dots of light trick you into thinking the light in the puddle is reflected by the light in the distance. Of course, this is not the case. The light in the puddle is more likely to be a reflection of the streetlamp nearest the model. However, Bret’s trickery is not done with foolery in mind, nor do I think it was a fluke. Instead, it creates depth within the photograph. A shallow puddle becomes a deep chasm in which no bottom is known. Another interest effect created by Bret’s composition is the fractured reflection of the model’s legs, created by the two puddles of water. Again, this seems to warp perspective, almost making the photograph appear three dimensional, as another pair of legs meet the model’s from inside the deep, dark chasm.
Bret’s photography is not only wonderfully composed but also beautifully styled with every item of clothing and footwear is shown at its best and most fashionable.
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