Framework 2: Low Contrast

The Architects Wife, Mimic

The portrait Architect’s Wife features Dora Lüttgen, which depicts her sitting on the edge of a table, in a special side back pose, with her bob haircut, plaid and deconstructivism dress, and neutral facial expression. The low contrast method blends the human figure into the diamond shape background, however, the hand and white stitches of the dress are still softly standing out. I attempt to mimic this effect to stress the hand and the buttons on the dress while keeping the human figure fusing to the vertical background pattern generated by the column and blinds.

August Sander, The Architects Wife, 1926