Tried to remember I was supposed to be playing around with aperture priority although I changed aperture so often that it was just as easy to stick to manual really.
I knew in advance that I wanted the hot dry grasses to be clear and to blur out the bench in the background as I felt this emphasised the heat of the day. Felt a bit like I was stalking prey in on safari so I was actually quite pleased when someone came to sit down on the bench. f/4 is as wide as this particular lens will let in and because it was a very bright day too, the combination of wide open aperture and bright sun meant I had to increase the shutter speed and use ISO 100.
Jo Ann Callis photographed the human form in countless formations in the 1970s, overlaying the body with straps, cloth, belts and tape in evocation of the ineffable pleasure of sensation. While many of her compositions come in color, the black and white photographs of this same era carry the same weight of sensation. Sun stripes heating a back, the warmth as intimate as an embrace.⠀
Pictured: Jo Ann Callis, Untitled, 1976.⠀ #joanncallis#callis#blackandwhitephotography#bedroom#hair#vintageprint#otherrooms#aperture#rosegallery