Caravaggio's Light

Caravaggio – Supper at Emmaus - 1601 - National Gallery London

Caravaggio – Supper at Emmaus - 1601 - National Gallery London

Light, for me as a photographer, is one of the most important and interesting things to play with. For example, in the Caravaggio the light on the hand is one of the things that art critics have told me is absolutely perfect. From the shadow of the index finger onto the shadow on the secondary finger, is exactly what is going on in the painting and has an amazing sense of the light. For that reason, it's one of my favorites. As I go on, I’ve been taking Santa further into the textures and tone of the paintings, and away from the realism of photography.

Ed Wheeler

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