Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistToby Davis CollectionFineArt
Description Statue Head in Hand Art Prints on Sale. This was a different type of photograph for me. Usually the act of photography is a singular creative act to capture what is there. This was a supportive creative act to capture what the original artist had intended. I would describe this as Fine Art Photography.This statue can be found outside Le Louvre in Le Jardin des Tuileries. It caught my eye during my first trip to Paris in Marche 2010. I tried a number of different perspectives before the simple solution occurred to me: shot from below the statue. I feel this low vantage point emphasises the weight of the sky upon the head of the statue.The sky is bright and high above the statue. The clouds help to give definition and a sense of scale & distance to the sky. The tone of the sky is beautiful, but cold. The pale blue and the whites of the clouds enhance the sense of distance. This all comes together to give a sense of isolation to the statue.I concentrated on bringing as much texture and definition to the statue itself. I wanted the viewer to be almost able to taste the material from which the statue was fashioned. I wanted the statue to be absolutely three dimensional. I particularly like the thick texture of the fingers and the shadows that sit between them. I wanted the face of the statue to be in shadow, as though his thoughts are darkened and in shadow themselves. But I also wanted definition on the face and a tonality that allows the viewer to see the facial characteristics. The lightness of the hair forms a kind of hallow around the palmed face.I then framed the photograph so that the statues plinth was just in the bottom of the shot. I feel this gives a greater sense of perspective and depth. However I didnt want to distract the viewer, so I placed the plinth outside of the range of focus. This softness in the very foreground helps to emphasis the three dimensional presentation of the statue.Id like to think that the original
Toby Davis, Luxembourg Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement Hello. I’m Toby and welcome to my photography gallery. If you have the time, take a moment to browse. Maybe one of my photographs will stand up and sing for you.
For me, photography is about sharing my eyes with the world. It is an intensely intimate act to show another what you see; to struggle to capture what you find to be beautiful. I find beauty in the very striking, monumental and picturesque, but I also find beauty in the mundane, ignored and functional. To truly capture the elevation of the eye-catching and elevate the subtle of the passed-by is the ultimate test and responsibility of a photographer.
As you browse my store, you’ll notice that there are relatively few photographs. To my mind most of the photos I take are journeys, not destinations. I only sell my very best work.