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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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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. :)
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