Textures: Cincinnati

0527171301Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2017

Sometimes a close-up can make you think about something in a new way.

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Orange Eagle: Cincinnati

0527171256Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2017

The nice thing about taking photos in museums is that there’s often space to frame things properly without other junk getting in the way. Also, a brave museum will paint the walls orange and really give me a chance to play around. I am particularly happy with the way the shadows to the left of the bird came out like a little gradient.

Altar: Covington

0527171131Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2017

Another shot of the basilica outside Cincinnati. Churches are fantastic photography subjects because of the repeated forms. The cross on the altar is directly in line with the large, wooden hanging cross behind it and the arched shapes of the windows behind it echo in the wooden arch in front of them.

Horse: Cincinnati

0527171300Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2017

This little dude maybe wasn’t supposed to warrant as much attention as I gave him in the gallery, but I couldn’t help it! He’s such a funny looking fellow, a weird little horse, and I really enjoyed his pose and the way his scruffy textures interacted with the very clean white of the walls and base.

St. Anthony: Cincinnati

0527171306photograph by Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2017;
original artwork held in the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

This little guy is an ongoing attempt of mine to photograph works of art in a visually interesting or meaningful way. So often photographers want to take as accurate a photo as possible and then, completely by accident, take out a lot of the experience of an artwork. Probably, the original sculptor didn’t intend for this wooden saint to be quite so whimsical, but I feel I captured the reaction I had upon encountering him.