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Bartek Michalec's 'Negative' is a Study in Contrast

 - May 18, 2009   Updated: Apr 5 2011
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Bartek Michalec's 'Negative' photo set is a study in contrast. Using models whose hair and skin has been painted black, Michalec explores how black and white shades can dramatically affect a photo's composition.

Bartek Michalec's 'Negative' photo series has the potential to spark controversy, but I think these images are artfully done. Check out some other arresting photo shoots below.

Implications - Photography experiments like this help push the boundaries of what is considered possible while also examining how art is changed when dramatic changes to methodology are introduced. By examining how a picture's composition is affected by these kinds of different approaches, companies and designers can ultimately unlock greater variety in their work and advertisements.