Dramatic Portraits of Ethereal Women Captured with Natural Light

Photographer Alessio Albi has continued to capture images of women that feature an incredible use of their surrounding environment. Rather than taking an ordinary portrait, the photographer utilizes the quirks and distinguishing features of each unique setting to add an interesting aesthetic within the frame. Before viewers’ eyes, an ordinary fence becomes a vital piece of his visual puzzle, casting a distinct shadow across his model’s face.

To incorporate additional drama in his photographs, the artist uses various elements of nature–grass, plants, trees, and wildflowers–to create an improvised shadow, silhouette, or frame. While his model’s faces are partly obscured by any given element in each respective shot, Albi makes it so each shot offers a unique way of hiding and revealing his beautiful subject. This impressive technique is the cameraman’s way of adding an additional creative dimension to his work.

Albi also believes that a woman’s long, colorful hair can work as an extra prop on a shoot. He utilizes the ability of each strand to swerve, curl, and wrap around their faces, like an organic frame. Despite his penchant for visual drama, the gifted artist never overdoes it. His portraits appear simple and refined, yet intriguing at the same time. The women in his shots are not merely pretty faces. They add value to each portrait through the emotions they convey. It is also important to note that the photographer does not use artificial light, which would explain why his photographs come off as soft, natural, and genuine.

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