White Sands (Ithnan)

Edition of 10 ~ 30×20 inches


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 30×20 inches/76×51 cm
  • Paper: 32×22 inches/81×56 cm


Black and white nude landscape

A single nude figure wanders through white sands, under a dark sky. She is centered on a horizon that runs through the top third of the black and white nude landscape scene. Her body is cropped tightly, the frame oriented vertically to maximize her presence in the composition. The figure is not so tightly cropped as to lose a sense of context from the layers of background. The dense tone of the sky helps to emphasize her light skin and and hair that might otherwise recede in the expanse of bright sand. The sky nears black in the upper corners of the image.

The woman is depicted mid-stride, she is swinging her arms with her step, and her head is turned to her left. She looks down towards her shadow, away from the blazing sun. Her hair frames her face and catches the sun, standing out against the dark sky.

The crisp shadows of her legs tell us about the bright sun, early in the day. These lines lead out of the frame to the right.

She appears confident and feminine. A choker of lace adorns her neck, a hint of social context, barely discernible amidst the black and white nude landscape scene. The edge of the nearby sand dune gives way to the shadow of the next dune, indicating a sense of scale to the desert mountains behind her.


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