Instant Fantasy

Edition of 6 ~ 20×30 inches


  • From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 20×30 inches/51×76 cm
  • Paper: 22×32 inches/56×81 cm


Black and white art photography

This black and white art photography depicts the female form in a classic pin-up pose, and a vintage prop. She is sprawled on a cloth sofa, one knee over the edge, the opposite foot resting against a vertical cushion. A polaroid instant camera is conspicuously near her head and an apparent self-portrait of an earlier pose is not far away.

The delicate lines in this black and white art photography set a dreamy mood. She appears alone, both in the present and the immediate past as represented by the snapshot in front of her. The viewer floats above her as if witnessing a surreal story.

The furniture is framed above and at left by bland walls and below by a generic shag carpet. These details suggest an uneventful domestic location, turning attention to her daydream.

The main character’s pose is clearly an invention, with each limb telegraphing an intention. Her legs are bent at similar angles, although oriented in different directions. One arm is tucked under her body inwardly. Conversely, the other arm is stretched in exploration, probing the arm of the couch.

The figure glows against the dense, irregular upholstery pattern. The composition of this art photograph includes (relatively) straight lines contrasted with the sweeping lines of the female body. The figure consists of mostly light tones. The surrounding area (negative space) is mostly dark tones. There are few middle grays, few areas of bright white, or solid black. This monochrome palette helps to set the overall mood for the viewer.

Her stare is distant, not aligned with the viewer, or any of the items in front of her. Her mind is evidently not in the present. The small polaroid instant photograph inches from her body give a clue as to her thoughts.

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