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Loretta Lux

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Though the sense of realism in German photographer Loretta Lux's striking portraits of children remains eerily intact, Lux does not strive to create faithful photographic representations of her young subjects. Instead, each image--invariably comprised of a lone child in a sparse landscape--is painstakingly composed and manipulated to create psychically charged explorations ...more
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published April 15th 2005 by Aperture
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Whoooo, creepy! Remember that little kid that was supposed to be Scully’s daughter in X-Files but everyone hated her because she was so creepy? Well, that little weirdo has nothing on Lux’s models. Lux’s children are how I imagine seraphim would appear - beautiful forms, but also terrible, dangerous and otherworldly. While most of her models are young children, they have the pale and grave faces of those who have seen too much of life already. Their perfect outfits, dreamy backgrounds and emotio ...more
Pure pleasure to look through. The photographs of children are super-imposed on background pictures. The colors are absolutely amazing...especially how colors in the children's clothes match and echo colors from the background photos.
Kelsey Jo
Love Lux's style. Her subtle manipulations give her subjects a very whimsical appearance. The backgrounds give the images dimension and create a story.
Great, surrealist photography of children and some adults--sort of an odd hybrid of renaissance paintings and modern photography.
There's something off about this children. Something very children-of-the-corn-esque. But I love it!
Latanya Mcqueen
Creepy as fuck.
But the photographs are beautiful.
Carolina de Goes
Beautiful and creepy.
creepy as fuck!
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