The Conserving photographs depict specimens from natural history museums and anatomical collections, many of which have never before been on public display. The artists use of lighting in these photographs breathes new life into these specimens, some of which have been conserved in alcohol or formaldehyde for as much as 300 years.Famous Eyes
Famous Eyes is an unprecedented documentation of our era’s most famous people, including artists, photographers, designers, creators of culture, musicians, actors and architects.
To make this collection of portraits, Daniel & Geo Fuchs used a box-like Polaroid camera, which had originally been developed for eye doctors to take extreme close-ups of one’s eye. First, a photo of the eye of the celebrity was taken. Then Daniel & Geo Fuchs worked together with the person being portrayed to create a second image, usually integrating the initial photo. The result is an extensive collection of photographic artworks that are every bit as diverse as the personalities of the photographed individuals.
Here are a few of the names of the photographed celebrities:
Louise Bourgois, Anton Corbijn, Dolce&Gabbana, Andreas Gursky, Pierre&Gilles, Paul McCarthy, Gary Hume, Wolfgang Joop, Sarah Lucas, Shirin Neshat and Joel-Peter Witkin.
Both the Conserving and Famous Eyes series are available in book form.
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