Photography: Klimt And Portrait Experiments

I’ve started to experiment with a new kind of portrait. The concept isn’t really new but my execution of it is. For years documentary photographers have captured faces in crowds affected by National and International events, such as a State funeral, a presidential inauguration or some other tragedy.

Kubrick’s image of a news vendor in grief on the occasion of Roosevelt’s death is a good example, but there are many others from photographers as diverse as Norman Parkinson, Cartier-Bresson and Weegee.

Robert Doisneau’s image Un regard Oblique might more closely be said to be an precursor of my concept.

In my portraits I focus closely on the subject as they are affected by a film, in this case Irem is watching Raul Ruiz’ film Klimt on a DVD.


Silky Pajamas and Gustav Klimt

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