I/Eye: On Photography

No dejes que te devore

Posted in Los Caprichos by Sheila Newbery on January 4, 2012
No dejes que te devore (palladium print, 2011) Sheila Newbery

No dejes que te devore (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 (Cot 320).

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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