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eBook Loretta Lux download

by Loretta Lux,Francine Prose

eBook Loretta Lux download ISBN: 1931788545
Author: Loretta Lux,Francine Prose
Publisher: Aperture (June 15, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 96
ePub: 1331 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Photography and Video

Loretta Lux (born 1969) is a fine art photographer known for her surreal portraits of young children. She lives and works in Ireland. Lux has received the Infinity Award for Art from the International Center of Photography

Loretta Lux (born 1969) is a fine art photographer known for her surreal portraits of young children. Lux has received the Infinity Award for Art from the International Center of Photography. Her work is held in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Art Institute of Chicago and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

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 of the nature of childhood and the process of self-discovery.

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Loretta Lux Hardcover – June 15, 2005. by Francine Prose (Author), Loretta Lux (Photographer). German artist Lux combines painting, photography and digital imagery to create disturbing, fairy tale-like portraits of children

Loretta Lux Hardcover – June 15, 2005. German artist Lux combines painting, photography and digital imagery to create disturbing, fairy tale-like portraits of children. In this sleek collection of 45 portraits, Lux superimposes photographs of her young models, many sporting vintage clothes and hairstyles, onto imaginary backgrounds of painted clouds or rose gardens.

Loretta Lux. The images are compositions of photos superimposed over painted backgrounds, then finished off with digital alterations. Julia Margaret Cameron. Loretta Lux. Previous Next. Zoom . € 3. 0. Text(s) by Francine Prose, ed. Nancy Grubb. The book is out of print.

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Trained as a painter, Loretta Lux began experimenting with photography in 1999 and has since become known for her uncanny photographs of children. Her young subjects range in age from two to nine and are the sons and daughters of her friends. She dresses them in 1970s vintage clothing and poses them precisely; they appear inscrutable, poised between knowingness and innocence.

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 of the nature of childhood and the process of self-discovery. Originally trained as a painter, Lux continues to draw influence from paintings by old masters such as Velasquez, Goya and Runge. This influence is especially apparent in Lux's compositions. After carefully choosing the models, costumes and backdrops--sometimes using her own paintings--she digitally combines and enhances each element to form meticulously structured tableaux. The consistently forlorn expressions of her models combined with the hyperreality of the image create portraits that transcend their subjects and remind us that childhood is as chaotic and multidimensional as any other part of life.
Comments: (7)
Gavidor
This is a stunning collection of beautiful images that inhabit a no man's land between photography and painting. Lux's images are weirdly nostalgic but at the same time remote and impenetrable. Perhaps the highest praise that you could give a collection of photographs is that they're like not like anything you've ever seen before and that was certainly true of this collection for me. This is an essential addition to any serious collection of art photography books.
Frostdefender
hmmmmmmmm..

I'll take Loretta's oversize headed models with their blank icy expressions and combine them with Maggie Taylor's surreal complex backgrounds. As Dire Srtaits would say in their Money for Nothing song,"yeah, that's the ticket!" If I did that, I'd emerge from the struggling artist classification. I'll be an instant hit!

But really, this is an excellent representation of another emerging photographic artist who is using Photoshop very creatively in a painterly way. I just wish she would add some more obvious "danger" to her compositions. After all, alluring mystery is good - but there's just too much cutesy innocence here for my taste. Oh well, I guess it's a cool thing in modern photography to present subjects which are "cryptically innocent" and "vulnerable".

But it's still highly recommended. They are masterly done. Stare long and hard at the pictures, they will give you the chills!
Iarim
I keep on going back to the pictures in this book, can't describe why they are so intriguing. Fresh like the Italian paintings full of light that smashed my idea of the period of the dark middle ages. Happy to have it at hand now.
cyrexoff
Spooky, compelling photos.
GoodLike
Beautiful mysterious odd photos of a lost unreal childhood. Really well done repoductions and an inspriation to artists and viewers.
Wiliniett
The portraits are quite startling, and technically dazzling. However there is little empathy with the children apparent to this eye, and the results are a bit chilly. I'll be interested to see how often I return to muse over these photographs.Reservations aside, this is provocative new work, and a good addition to a collection of contemporary photo monographs . The book's production is excellent.
Moogugore
Ultimately beautiful and unsettling, this book contains a collection of highly stylized and manipulated photographs that are deceptively simple.

This is only one of many paradoxes that this series of photographs seems to straddle.

It is nostalgic and modern

It is familiar and fresh.

It is modest and complex.

It is frank and secretive.

It is austere and playful.

Published by Aperture, the printing is flawless. The reproductions are arresting and I don't doubt that only the real prints can trump them.

The only two adults featured in this book are Loretta Lux and The Hunter. The other portraits are of children--an oft featured subject matter of many photographers; But whereas others before her dress kids up like bumble bees and/or sunflowers, Lux chooses to posit an altogether different assessment of children and childhood.

To be sure, there is nothing "cute" about this book. That, in and of itself, is an impressive feat as overly saccharine and trite photos of children run rampant. The word "cute" never even crossed my mind.

Interesting indeed: they say that a picture is worth a thousand words but these images evoke a quietude that transcends.

Simply said: Lux leaves the viewer quite without words. Utterly. Speechless.
Lux's first monograph is highly original and challenging to its viewers. The children in these 45 images will haunt anyone who views them and provoke you to view the children around you in a new light. Lux was a trained as a painter and each image takes her months to compose from the painted elements in the backdrops to the alterations in color and shape she makes within the photographs themselves. The result are images that make the viewer reflect both on childhood and on the act of viewing something outside ourselves. How often do we actually look at children directly that are not are own? How self aware are the children around us or how well do they understand the world around them? The pictures taunt and elude are perceptions. At first the children seem too photoshopped and perfect - like an adult's idealized view of childhood. Then your eye notices bruises on the child's body, eyes unnaturally large, or a bandaid covering a knee cut. The myth of the perfect child living in an edenic world is violated and the viewer is left in an uneasy place. These strange images are ones that will stick with viewers beyond their first impressions and Lux has a bright future in the art world.