Simplicity and spiders

As a scene grows in complexity, it becomes progressively more difficult to create good photos.  It’s easy to overcomplicate things and forget that photography is about communicating a thought through an image.

Last night an unusually giant house spider with the scientific name Eratigena atrica, though this spider is generally harmless, its bite can penetrate human skin and offer some discomfort. As I usually do not like spiders, I praise myself lucky that this is one of the biggest spiders we got here in northern Europe.

I wanted to create this Alfred Hitchcock creep feeling, rough in expression, black and white, texture and dust (apparently easily found under my couch). Directional light from a strong LED flashlight, combined with absence of ambient light gave perfect conditions for this shoot.





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