No 3 from Profiles III

2005

von Zwehl, Bettina
In the body of work 'Profiles III', I was hoping to present each baby as an intelligent human being. The profile is a rare view in childhood, and it gives them a powerful and graceful presence in the frame. Before coming to London I spent 3 years in Rome, assisting two photographers, one who specialised in reproduction of classical art and architecture and one who worked with portraiture. The way I experienced Renaissance paintings in Rome shaped my whole approach to portraiture, which becomes most obvious in the three profile series. I never get bored of looking at a person's profile-it is a very powerful way of representing a person and the one theme I know I'll keep returning to. Bettina von Zwehl
  • Artwork Details: Framed size: 156 x 126 x 5cm Paper, 151.6 x 122.4cm
  • Edition: 1 of 5 +AP
  • Material description: c-type photograph
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Photography
  • Accession number: ACC16/2009

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