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Willeke Duijvekam: The life of Eva

Posted in Family, Identity, Photography, Portraiture, Pretty things, Relationships by linhdy on February 18, 2010

The turning point of a new year always brings about the Best of lists– and I love it. What better way to celebrate 2009 than to review everything that was good, bad & ugly?

The World Press summed up their photography section with a gallery of the best of the best. I was particularly drawn to the Netherland’s photographer Willeke Duijvekam, who came in 3rd place in the portrait section!

The project follows the life of Eva, an adolescent who is living with a gender identity disorder. Unfortunately, the website is another language– so I can’t really explain any further than that…but let’s just say the photos speak for themselves…





Lydia Panas: A study of the human condition

Posted in Family, Fine Art, Friends, Photography, Portraiture, Pretty things, Relationships by linhdy on February 8, 2010

Some human relationships cannot be summed up in words. Photographer Lydia Panas explores human relationships with quiet, personal photos depicting friends, family members, and other people she knows who are willing give her a glimpse their world.

In her series, the Mark of Abel many of her subjects pose against a natural, forest background. Her photos make use of a short depth of field– and are anything but cheesy. I can’t help but think of Diane Arbus in more ways than one.

Maybe one day all of us will be lucky enough to be captured with such a delicate, subtle eye.

Aimee Lubczanski and Her Sister

Aimee Lubczanski and Her Sister

Invincible

Invincible

Vicki and Antonio, Veronica and Sabine

Vicki and Antonio, Veronica and Sabine

Linger

Linger

It's a Matter of Perspective, Mr.President

It's a Matter of Perspective, Mr.President

Mother

Mother

Asha and Oksana W.

Asha and Oksana W.

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