Outré with Rope

18×27 inches ~ edition of 5


  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 18×27 inches/46×69 cm
  • Paper: 20×29 inches/51×74 cm


Monochrome nudes photography

Monochrome nudes photography by Aaron Knight are rendered in subtle tones of color. Muted brown and amber tones wash over the shadows and highlights of the figure. Gentle in it’s approach, this photograph is decidedly erotic upon close inspection. Neither timid nor boorish, this precise composition relies as much on aesthetics as it does provocation.

A single female nude lays aligned with the horizontal edges of the picture. Her arms are outstretched above her head, extending the contours of her body. Each leg is bent sharply at the knee. One knee has been hoisted on a rope by an unseen force. Her leg is propelled upward, rotating her hip. Her thighs are compelled to a right angle, forming a triangle with her calf.

There is something hauntingly serine about this arrangement of limbs. The rope bears the weight of her leg and hip, the latter partially lifted from the ground. She displays a peaceful expression despite the rope’s interruption of her passive posture. Her hands lay limp and open, displaying no desire for disentanglement. Her back arches almost indulgently.

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