Shape: positive and negative: positive shape is the totality of the mass lying between its contours; in three-dimensional work, the visible shape or outer limit of a form changes as the viewer's position is changed. These outer limits are seen as shapes moving back and forth between major contours. Negative space is empty space defined by positive shape. Sometimes referred to as occupied and unoccupied space.
What gets me about these images is each individual section has so much personality, even thought the clothes have only minor differences in patterns. I think the fact that each position is different it tell us something a little more about the subject. I like these photos as a series, the photos alone might not have been as strong. The contrast within the black and white, The blacks are bold and significant, however the white is still present. It's not got lost or overpowered by the black.