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photo-eye Editions: Cranach Series

Cranach Series photo-eye Editions portfolio in photo-eye Gallery
Opening tonight at photo-eye Gallery is an exhibition to celebrate the newest publication from photo-eye Editions, Cranach Series by Carla van de Puttelaar.

photo-eye Editions was born just about a year ago to publish contemporary photography in the form of limited edition books and portfolios, seen as a series of art objects themselves. We are committed to extending the aesthetic beauty of photography beyond  the individual photograph, be it in book or portfolio form.

Carla van de Puttelaar

We are excited to announce the newest publication of photo-eye Editions, Cranach Series by Dutch artist Carla van de Puttelaar. van de Puttelaar finished her studies in 1996 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. That same year, she won the Esther Kroon award.  van de Puttelaar has participated in numerous exhibitions across Europe and the United States, including Turin, Paris, Groningen and Amsterdam.

Cranach Series was inspired by the work of the 16th century German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, and in it van de Puttelaar creates beautiful and timeless images of women in their natural state. Depicted without makeup and focusing on distinguishing marks like small moles, imprints from lingerie lace or elastic or a slight bruise, these images are, for van de Puttelaar, about real beauty — a human beauty.

This new portfolio contains fifteen full-body nude photographs, a title page, essay, a list of plates and a signature page. Limited to fifty copies, each is contained in an elegant anodized aluminum box. These 11x17 inch pigment ink prints are made on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper. 

To view images from this portfolio and to get more information, see the photo-eye Editions section of our website or contact Anne Kelly at 505 988 5251 x121 or at

Check photo-eye Blog for an interview with van de Puttelaar in the coming weeks.