What is it about the human body that evokes such strong emotions in us? The answer, of course, is biological, but the clue lies in our minds - in the neural circuitry of our brains. Figure photography depicts the form and figure of the human body, often in abstraction. The figure photographer works with shapes and shadows, creating art. Can abstract geometric forms trigger the neural circuitry of the human brain in such a profound a manner? These are the questions we explore in the following pages.