Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Mirror Nude, New Orleans LA 1996

When I think of New Orleanian photographers, the first two that come to mind are Clarence John Laughlin and E.J. Bellocq. Laughlin, tagged as a surrealist, has been somewhat overlooked.

Bellocq's fame is solely derived from the large glass plate negatives of Storyville prostitutes uncovered by Lee Freidlander. Both photographers had made images of female nudes.

I noticed one day that I had this knack of looking at a woman envisioning her aged 40 or 50 years. I could not do it on demand and it did not happen very often, thankfully.

So, I decided to make pictures that somehow addressed the fact that photography stops time and time ages the body.

All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner


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