I love buying postcards at museum shops - such a cheap way to get lovely printed images. Anyway, I was thinking about her work this week because I realized that her work was the first portrait work that I was attracted to.
Before this postcard, I really could care less about portrait photography.
And these days, I am totally digging portraits,
so a special thanks to you Loretta Lux.
I couldn't really pinpoint what it was about that postcard that drew me in, but I specifically remember coming home and doing a Lux inspired photo shoot for art school (my first real shoot with people).
I tried a muted out/somewhat creepy themed adult-like child photo shoot. Doesn't that make a whole lot of sense?!
I completely failed.
And after researching a bit, I found out one reason why.
Lux's portraits are surreal - she uses a combination of photography, painting, and digital manipulation, often messing around with scale. Check out some of the children's heads - don't like look a bit off?
I absolutely love her work, and am completely drawn in every time I look at it. She is often compared to famous early photographers like
but I cannot help think of the famous image of twins by
when I look at Lux's photographs (of the twins, of course!).
Oh Photography Love!