Jerry McColley (with snowball), Los Angeles
Captured in brilliant daylight, this photograph exudes a juxtaposition of human warmth against the chill of winter. The subject, poised in dynamic motion, contrasts with the stillness of the frosted surroundings. The elongated physique, reminiscent of the works of artists like Parmigianino, is highlighted against a wintry landscape. The dramatic positioning of the figure, especially the extended arm holding the delicate snowball, evokes a tension that Mannerism often sought to portray. The interplay between man and nature here mirrors the Mannerists' exploration of human interaction with their surroundings. His vulnerability is emphasized, not only by his nakedness but by the fragility of the snowball in hand, symbolizing fleeting moments amidst timeless landscapes.