Someone’s going to have to help me with this. Here’s the latest promo art from Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin’s 2013 Image series, Satellite Sam (yanked from their Tumblr, yesterday):
So: Retro fetishism and a woman in lacy lingerie and suspenders. So far, so Chaykin, right? Here’s my question: Why does it look as if both characters are floating and weightless? Is it because of the coloring, and the way the shadows are done (Note the fact that the lighting on the woman suggests the light source is to the left of the reader, but the shadows suggest the light source is behind the reader)? Is it the angle of the shot (Either the woman is standing on the man’s hand, or that’s crazily bad perspective, and I can’t tell which was intended)? It’s a really problematic image, and I can’t work out why. Help?