Negative space is my second favorite tool to use in an image (light is the first.) It’s neutral, it’s soft, it’s yielding—a malleable presence that is simultaneously unassuming and important. It conveys a story with its oblivion, drawing your focus to the lines, shapes, and shadows that create an image. It isn’t a crashing of waves or an explosion of fireworks—it’s the quiet solitude that envelopes us every day. Creating your images by being aware of negative space is like allowing a living organism the space to breathe and grow.