Toyobo etching

Printing studio Grafische Werkplaats in Den Haag organised the workshop Toyobo etching by Eric de Vries. I learned how to transfer a drawing onto a light sensitive polymere plate using water and UV light.

I am happy with the results as my original drawing was reproduced more accurate than the photograph I used during an earlier workshop polymere etching (the colored print).

Colourised photo of Jane Morris

Colored photograph of Jane MorrisCommemorating Jane Morris’ birthday, as she was born on 19 October 1839, I superimposed a colour portrait of me, taken by Liselotte Fleur for the editorial about my work in Lone Wolf magazine, on top of a black and white photo of Jane Morris.

Doublechecking the date I suddenly realised there was another photograph of Jane Morris from the same series.

Studio portrait of Jane MorrisI might have always overlooked the image on the left as I was so smitten by the image on the left, in which Jane sits upright, full of self confience. Don’t you agree how this slight tilt of the head so drastically influences the way we perceive Jane?

Old photographs from the same seriesA few weeks ago I stumbled upon another photograph of Jane I never saw before (left), even though Stephanie Graham Piña featured it on her website Lizzie Siddal several years ago. The image on the right is featured in the ‘Album of Portraits of Mrs. William Morris (Jane Burden) Posed by Rossetti, 1865’. The Album is in the Victoria & Albert Museum and I highly recommend making an appointment to view the famous photographs of Jane Morris in person!

Two more doubles

Self-portrait with shawl and shaved head Polaroid of Julian's Schnabel son

While opening the envelope from the Fotomuseum Den Haag in 2011, the flyer for Julian Schnabels’ exhibition ‘Polaroids’ came out. Looking at it (right) I immediately associated it with this self-portrait I took back in the nineties, studying photography.

Julian Schnabels’ son became the second person I identified myself with. To my surprise, another double crossed my path (left). I would be thrilled if anyone could provide me with details about this unidentified girl!

Resembling someone from an old photograph