|Lily-Rose, May 2015|
I always loved taking photographs and she's a fairly handy model (who can be easily bribed with chocolate) and very beautiful, so the photographs keep coming. There are no doubt other things going on with my photographs, including my fascination with how beautiful her genetic condition, oculocutaneous albinism, is. I wondered about Victorian artists and the use of their children in art...
|This is our Corner (1873) Lawrence Alma-Tadema|
|William Holman Hunt and his son Cyril (1872) Charles Dodgson|
|Cyril Benoni Holman Hunt (1880) William Holman Hunt|
|My First Sermon (1863) John Everett Millais|
|My Last Sermon (1863)|
|Margaret Burne-Jones (centre, with Sara and Elizabeth Norton)|
|The Golden Stairs|
|Sketch for Sleeping Beauty in The Briar Rose Series|
|Collette's First Steps (1895) Henri Gervex|
|Collette Gervex (1910)|
|Julia Margaret Cameron and Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (1867)|
|Lionel Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron|
|Madonna and Child (with Archibald Cameron)|
|The Last of England (1855) Ford Madox Brown|
|Detail of above|
|Take Your Son, Sir! (1851)|
Ford Madox Brown created a lasting memorial to a child who lived a mere 10 months and he is remembered today in one of the most puzzling pictures of that period. It is possible that his death contributed to the enigma, as we have only the mother's face, the baby and the reflection of the father in the image which I have seen interpreted as a simple celebration of motherhood and also a damning accusation of illicit liaisons and illegitimate children.
|Oliver Madox Brown Ford Madox Brown|
Well, that's what happens in my work anyway...
|Me c.1976 by my Dad|