Sunday, April 12, 2009
This work by Sally Mann shows a great range of value. Mann uses variation in value to highlight the figure in the image and bring definition and establish this figure as the focal point. Her body's mid-gray value is highlighted against the dark background and against the strikingly light area directly surrounding the figure. This leads to an intriguing composition that takes the viewers eyes across the page and the shift in value produces a haunting feeling.