Nude in public

No one can say Austrians are conservative.

(Leopold Museum, Neubau/Vienna, Austria)

20121217

Magnus L Andersson

 

Excerpt

 

To move the focus

 

Description

This image is nothing special, but it was interesting to find this very explicit ad for an exhibition at the Leopold Museum.

Background

This photo was taken 20121217 by Magnus L Andersson in Leopold Museum (Neubau/Vienna, Austria) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Comments

I would most probably not have taken this photo if it was not for the people in the background that in a way became a contrast to the nudity.

Gear

Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH (Leica)

Filter:  No

Medium: Memory Card Panasonic SDHC 16GB Gold Pro (Panasonic)

Flash: No

Scanner: No

Settings

Shutter speed: 1/180 sec

Focal length: 35 mm

Aperture: f/8

Exposure bias: EV -85/256

ISO rating: 500

Comments

As with many shots this day, I had by mistake adjusted the exposure compensation. However, in this case, it did not really have any impact on the rest of the settings.

Processing

-Preprocessing Normalization (Affinity) -Film Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) -Format 1x1.33 -Enlargement Tone/Exposure +0.5 -View 100 cd/m2, 5500 K, Gamma 2.2

Processing by Magnus L Andersson

Comments

To adjust for the unintended exposure compensation, I added an Exposure of +0.5. The Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) emulation is a bit of favorite by its increased exposure of the mid-tones that works very well for this type of image.

Feedback

If you like our work, you are more than welcome to follow us at Instagram or have a look at Fotosidan (Swedish site for photographers) or LFI (international site for mainly images captured by Leica equipment). You are also welcome to contact us at info@anderssoneklund.se for questions about our work, and to share links to this post.

Media coverage

This image could once also be found on Instagram. However, Instagram considered the nudity offense and removed it and also enforced a “shadow ban” for our account for time being. However, it can also be found at Fotosidan.

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