15 February 2010

And portraits?...yes, and portraits...

“A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed.”  
Richard Avedon

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportions.” 
Francis Bacon

The effigies of the dead in mortuary stillness, their tombs, their inscriptions, are not the only portraits that interest me: these faces of the living, in their studied preoccupation with their encounter with the camera, the length of exposure, the stillness and concentration to record their likeness and what may result, the stories that they do not tell, but imply, these also inspire my work.
Jamie S. 
 Kristina K.
Mariette, in ecstasy
Diana B.

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