|Georgia -- Fritz Liedtke|
I speak from experience when I say that a freckled person often has a complicated relationship with the spots that dust their skin. Freckles have long been considered a blemish and sign of imperfection. Dorothy Parker listed them among love, curiosity and doubt as the four things she’d rather not have in her life. Even today many people still attempt to bleach them from their complexion, but as photographed by Fritz Liedtke, freckles appear as nothing other than a thing of beauty. In his portfolio Astra Velum, Liedtke presents a series of portraits that are a celebration of the freckle, showing the faces of girls and women decorated with exotic and intriguing spots and speckles, adorning their skin like a veil of stars.
|Navae -- Fritz Liedtke|
Liedtke also presents this body of work as a limited edition portfolio, available at photo-eye’s bookstore. The set of 12 photogravures are presented in a custom clamshell box. For more information on this beautiful portfolio, click here. The portfolio is a limited edition of 12 and as of today, there’s just one portfolio remaining in the base price tier.
To learn more about Liedtke's process, see his PDF on the creation of Astra Velum here.
See Liedtke's portfolio Astra Velum on the Photographer's Showcase here.
For more information, please contact photo-eye Gallery Associate Director Anne Kelly by email or by calling the gallery at (505) 988-5152 x202