May 22nd, 2017
1. MIXED MEDIA
The combination of photography and other art forms such as painting and drawing, is one of the many manifestations of conceptual photography, expressing personal feelings and ideas. Instead of being presented as a depiction of reality, the photograph is created to show us things that are felt rather than seen. Sebastien DEL GROSSO and Edith Hoffman are true representatives of this movement.
Edith Hoffmans' photograph "Sealed with a kiss" - and the other photos of a series of a project in which she shows that everybody is beautiful and unique - is a critical comment on the illusion created by Photoshop that people are perfectly and beautifully shaped, giving especially young people wrong impressions about the ideal look and shape.
To make her statement Edith combined photography and painting - her two passions. For the photo she paints an abstract background. Then she paints the model in the colours of the background painting. She also uses all kinds of props, which are the finishing touches of the art work.
Contrary to many conceptual photographs Edith uses no Photoshop. The photo is created before the camera in close collaboration with the model, giving it a wonderful mood, look and feel. As Edith says:"The image is formed in this intimate relationship between the model and myself."