Please allow me some back patting. I was just informed that one of my photographs was chosen by Minnesota Public Television for a book titled “Capture Minnesota.”
The sculpture of the “Veiled Lady” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) has fascinated me ever since I saw it for the first time many years ago. I decided to use a photograph that I took of it for my Photosculpture project, where I combine photographs of sculptures with portraits of people. This proved to be particularly difficult because I wanted to make sure that I maintained the transparency of the veil so masterfully done with the solid, totally opaque material of marble. The fact that an artist could make a solid material look translucent is the most fascinating aspect of the original. I chose this particular model shot because, unlike the original, where the woman looks down, the person makes direct eye contact, resulting in a connection with the viewer in spite of the veil.
I can’t quite envision how this could have been done via conventional methods, but thanks to Photoshop it turned out to be an intriguing photograph if I may say so myself.
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Original photograph of the sculpture at MIA Original photograph of the model