Photography is a unique art form — using natural elements of light and shadow play, coupled with the manmade structures of lens and tripods. And not to mention the necessity of a good eye. But while it certainly is a beautiful art, photography is more or less all the same: a representation of the world around us. A fleeting moment of beauty captured for eternity in a film roll. Photographers are finding it harder and harder to make standout work. And that difficulty is aggravated further as today almost anyone with a laptop and basic Photoshop skills can create a work of art.
So when something truly different comes along the photography world takes notice.
Enter Henry Hargreaves, a fashion-photographer from Brooklyn, New York. For his recent series, he abandoned the traditional camera and film for a scanner.
Using careful positioning and a very patient model — the gorgeous Talita of RED — Hargreaves was able to produce stunning, hauntingly ghostly images, all while showcasing the marvelous jewels.
Check out the photos:
(all photos from designboom, photographer Henry Hargreaves; jewelry by Pamela Love, Lizzie Fortunato, we are here, ASOS, Dannijo, Stella McCartney, and me&ro)