Nichola Hanson-Jones: Best Six Images


Celebrating the Female Form

In my work I have drawn inspiration from a variety of sources, such as the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Film Noir Genre and other artists such as Damien Lovegrove and Annie Leibovitz. The following set of six portraits are taken from my portfolio of work, where my focus has been portraiture. Following on from the Film Noir theme, I have consistently used low key lighting in my work to give a feeling of intensity and drama to the Images. For me, having a sense of mystery in my portraits is important as I feel it enables the viewer to interpret the story being told by using their imagination. The following six images were designed to celebrate the female form both for its beauty, strength and vulnerability. I want my portraits of women to be both beautiful, intimate and empowering.