Interaction of Positive and Negative Space in Malaysian Silhouettes

When I’m working on a painting I’m constantly thinking about the interactions between positive and negative space. With my photos not so much…

In fact, as I go through my photos I see that the only time I’m really conscious of negative and positive space is with silhouettes. In Penang I happened upon a lot of objects silhouetted against a dramatic sky, probably my best example of using negative space in photos without doing a ton of cropping and editing.

Silhouette of a building with birds atop the POLIS sign. Silhouette of the Polis building in Penang, MalaysiaA metalwork arch over an entranceway. Silhouette of a gate against a dark sky in Penang, MalaysiaA building  against the dramatic sky. Silhouette of a building against a dark sky in Penang, MalaysiaLight bulbs strung from a single wire.Silhouette of light bulbs strung from a single wire in Penang, MalaysiaBuilding sprouting two TV antennasSilhouette of a building sprouting two TV antennas in Penang, MalaysiaMore on the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Negative Space.

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