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2013 | Zachary Neuman

The shape and contour of the human body is a remarkable thing. Captured in these photos are the abstract and contorted forms that the body can shape itself into. To show the beauty of these shapes, I used silhouettes. When you make a person a silhouette, you take aware their face as well as their human quality. This forces the attention away from the subject, and directs it to their outline and shape. I chose to focus on form for this photoset because I am constantly told to keep “good form”. In the world of diving, the sport is focused on physicality and on perfection. In photography, the challenge is all about creativity, and perfection is unnecessary. With these photographs, I merge my two passions and combine physicality with the imperfections of form. Sometimes it feels good to go against something that you are so often told to do.