Duane Michals, Nora Barnacle, 2011
Some people just never give up. At age 83, the esteemed photographer Duane Michals has recently produced a new portfolio.
“Using 19th-century collodion prints on brown or black lacquered iron as his surface, Michals enriches the original images with oil paint, altering but not entirely obscuring the sitters’ features. Each 19th-century image is playfully rejuvenated by the addition of vibrant color and the artist’s witty allusions to visionaries such as Picasso and Picabia.”
You can see the complete folio on the DC Moore gallery website.
Duane Michals, James Joyce, 2012
Duane Michals, Molly Bloom, 2012
Michals at work in his tiny workspace.