Autumn Whitehurst captures her subjects in a quirky way that offers surprises. She might show exquisite eyes and lips with the rest of the face almost lost; a girl takes a sip of a cooling drink through a straw, yet her body is pure line, eliminating the rest of the figure details. In this way Whitehurst removes the unnecessary from her images, edits them to make us focus on the element she wants us to see.

It is only possible to do this with supreme technical confidence. First, total knowledge of proportion structure and the mechanics of the body; if you are going to eliminate parts of it you need to know what, where and why. Second, the supporting lines must offer clues and indications even though the space between them is ...

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