Fotograf Magazine

Francesca Woodman

Self-Portraits

“It’s a matter of comfort. I am always available.”

The year was 1972. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Thirteen-year-old Francesca Woodman just received a Yashica double reflex camera. She sat down comfortably on the couch, tossing her thick hair over her face and she pressed the self-timer. Two mirrors and a camera lens. In front of and behind them Francesca. From the start she is that which shows and at the same time that which is shown. For the following nine years she will be a fundamental model for herself. Both the photographic process and the image become a game in her hands; during which she curiously observes and openly records her own transformations; a game in which she mirrors at first her own face, then her naked body and her omnipresent, elusive psyche.

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Autoportrét ve třinácti letech, 1972, se svolením George and Betty Woodman a Victoria Miro Gallery, Londýn
Dům #3, 1976, se svolením George and Betty Woodman a Victoria Miro Gallery, Londýn