Peter Janhans is a photographer from a small city in Sweden with an eye for the nature nude.
Many of his shots, as here, are shot outdoors in natural light, which he enhances on occasion with flash, but mostly, he just uses a reflector.
Peter feels that the variety available, starting from with a natural outdoor available light base, gives him “thousands of different lights, both in the sense of quality and color.”
This spartan lighting setup gives him speed and is “so much easier to change and move around.”
When he is in studio, he will usually use only one, “or perhaps two lights.”
I love the effect he achieves melding the beauty of nudes to nature.
Are you noticing how his lighting and post work brings viewers into the brightness and life of models’ eyes?
Definite while understated, Peter has mastered this effect smartly.
I find it just captivating … these eyes jumping crisply to pull you into his models’ gazes …. Fabulous!
It has always interested Peter how one can glow when being naked.
“Nudes to me is something more, it’s hard to explain…
Coming up with images and thinking of images is a process that I love.
I like to simplify and deduct rather than adding when it comes to images.
It’s harder to take away and make it simpler than just throw stuff in for effect.
I have sadly driven away from B&W photography for some time; but, I think I’m moving that way again …
I need to shift my attention to something new and find inspiration and B/W is beautiful and clean with a sense of … timelessness.
It’s not important what you shoot, it’s how you shoot … or is it the other way around
Is it what you like or is it something someone told you they like … or even what’s in fashion at the moment … ?
That’s what sometimes can be hard to figure out when you pick up a camera.
Influences comes from all around me.
It’s up to me to filtrate all the information to an image that is true to me.
I don’t know if it is to deep or silly …
But sometimes this questions arises in all artists, whether you are new to photography or not.
Images © Peter Janhans
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