I/Eye: On Photography

No te olvides de tu cara

Posted in Los Caprichos by Sheila Newbery on December 30, 2011
"No te olvides de tu cara" (palladium print, 2011) Sheila Newbery

"No te olvides de tu cara" (palladium print, 2011) Sheila Newbery

From Los Caprichos, an artist’s book in the making. It’s titled after Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes’ well known album of eighty aquatints, which the artist published in 1799 after a debilitating illness.

Caprichos means literally: whims. Images from this series are photographed from video source on a 4×5 Crown Graphic press camera  and printed in platinum-palladium (a traditional process) on Bergger paper.

In keeping with the spirit of Goya’s sharp-edged commentary, I’ve given each of the images a caption — in Spanish.

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