Ars Lux
Ars Lux

Ars Lux

I have long admired the work of Eastern European photographers, who not only do some top quality work but also have the advantage of working with women of extreme beauty who apparently do not fear to appear nude in public galleries. However, one particular photographer criticized those who did not include large areas of shadow in their images. In a website that I cannot find anymore, he wrote that it is the interplay of light and shadow that makes a photograph beautiful and artistic.


I should not blame him, possibly he never heard of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh or Picasso. Luckily, the days when art was kept stagnant by the academics only linger in dictatorships. This gallery presents my work with both light and color. Theatrical light, like in A Light Came Upon Me; natural light like in Pillow Talk and color; the color of passion like in Pride; and cold colors like those in Motherhood with Gold Necklace. Light is energy that includes in itself color (wave frequency) and mood (our interpretations), but, In all cases, they are made with light.


Julián Monge-Nájera

Tropinature, Costa Rica, 2015