Shorthorn photographer Ashley Bradley wrote,
Alumnus Riyad Elmasri will bring some of his art to the Downtown Front and Center on Saturday and will also play music. Though he tries to make money off of both his talents, he said it’s more about the craft.
Bradley photographed Riyad Elmasri as part of her features story over the Downtown Front and Center festival in Arlington. Elmasri, an artist that creates sculptures with welding, had a several of his works throughout his backyard.
"Originally I asked him if I could take a pictures of some of him with his artwork and also with his instruments but when I passed by this piece I really liked it and asked him if he could climb in there. I didn’t really like the picture at first, but by playing around with the settings on the camera, upping the ISO and changing the aperture, I was able to get the lighting how I wanted it," said Bradley.
By putting Elmasri inside the sculpture Bradley was able to create a natural frame within the frame of the photograph. This draws the viewer into the photograph and gives it more depth and intrigue. The late afternoon light cascading down one side of his face made the image higher in contrast and more dramatic.
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