I LOVE the photographs of Loretta Lux. Born in 1969 in Dresden, Loretta is red hot in the photo world. Six years ago (2005) she received the International Center of Photography’s very prestigious Infinity Award for Art. Her carefully composed photographs are unsettling, perfectly arranged with nothing left to chance. Her use of Photoshop is widely discussed, yet when asked, she (and her dealer) say that the technique is not open for discussion. That’s OK with me. The photographs in person are incredible. Children are by far her favorite subject, except her children exist as emotionless automatons you just don’t feel a desire to hug.

Learn more at: (www.lorettalux.de) or at Yossi Milo Gallery (www.yossimilo.com) in New York.
"Boy in Blue Raincoat" 2001 Ilfochrome print, © Loretta Lux, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
"The Drummer" 2004 Ilfochrome print, © Loretta Lux, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
"Portrait of Antonia" 2007 Ilfochrome print, © Loretta Lux, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Reposted from 11/18/08.

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