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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, 96 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Aperture (first published April 15th 2005)
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Rebecca McNutt
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography, art, fiction
Each of the photographs in this book are surreal and mystifying, similar to music by Boards of Canada. Somehow they give off an air of clarity, and this is a wonderful coffee table book to be abe to flip through sometimes. :)
Elaine Meszaros
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Alice
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
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.
LaTanya McQueen
Jan 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Creepy as fuck.
But the photographs are beautiful.
Meghan
Nov 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Great, surrealist photography of children and some adults--sort of an odd hybrid of renaissance paintings and modern photography.
Carolina de Goes
Jan 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: photo, art
Beautiful and creepy.
Kelsey Jo
Apr 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Love Lux's style. Her subtle manipulations give her subjects a very whimsical appearance. The backgrounds give the images dimension and create a story.
Heather
Jan 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
There's something off about this children. Something very children-of-the-corn-esque. But I love it!
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