The image of mystery and romance is perfectly captured in this "Sensual Engagement." The very essence of foreboding desire is reminiscent of the Romantic Era.
In Europe, towards the end of the 18th Century, this movement was recognized for its artistic, literary, musical, and intellectual beauty.
Scenes depicting the eternity of love, physical and emotional passion with the interest of the mystic and supernatural were the popular culture of the day.
In his alluring photograph, two souls express their unspoken love for each other. Her dark knight behind in the shadowing candlelight and his lover's eyes closed, responding to his protective touch.
"Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for the right "
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A perfectly balanced composition is created using focal positions of thirds in a vertical format with the use of subtle dark warm colors and candlelight integrated with the foreground. The artist allows the portrait to exude depth and intense mood.This passionate love story unfolded on set at Toronto's luxury Four Seasons residence Hotel.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Ontario, Canada.