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Noonday Dreams

Edition of 10 ~ 24×16 inches


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 24×16 inches/61×41 cm
  • Paper: 26×18 inches/66×46 cm


Sensual art photograph

In this sensual art photograph, a single nude figure lays with her back in view from head to toe. The image uses elements of foreshortening, pattern, and a mystique to relay its message. The mood of the image encompasses feelings of comfort, safety, and closeness.

The woman’s legs are positioned close to the viewer and her body is foreshortened as it extends into the frame. Lines of perspective lead towards convergence beyond the frame. The edge of the pool and its trim, the shadow of a roofline along the concrete, and the edges of the towel create an A-shaped structure to this composition.

The bright area in the center is the primary focus of the image, flanked by the wedges of darker colors at the left and the right. A triangle of shadow bookends the figure on her left, and the triangle of water on her right.

A variety of patterns can be found in the water’s ripples, the pavement, the central figure, and the terry cloth towel. Folds and wrinkles in the cloth create further interest in this block of color. The effects of depth are emphasized by the placement of the railing and steps in the upper right corner. Due to the bright center and dark edges, these lower-contrast details might be considered only after closer inspection of the composition.

Despite using effects of depth and perspective, the image lacks a traditional makeup of foreground, mid-ground, and background. Instead, the artwork depicts a single continuous plane, extending from the bottom to the top of the frame. The pavement and white pool edging exist on this plane.

Her face is barely visible, creating a sense of mystique. We se a hint of her nose, cheek, and brow line. This may give the viewer a sense of a more private moment and less performative pose. Within the narrative of this image, the main character seems to be conducting her life without acknowledging that she is visible to others. The close framing suggest a familiarity with the subject

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