From the book ALASKA ESKIMO / Yukichi Watabe
* Asahi Sonorama, 1979, (First edition), text in Japanese & English.
Maria Sibylla Merian. Title page from Der Raupen Wunderbare Verwandelung und Sonderbare Blumen-Nahrung. [The Miraculous Transformation and Unusual Flower-Food of Caterpillars], 1679-1683.
From "La Faune de Mars" (Wildlife of Mars) - Moebius Productions, Stardom - Paris (March 2011)
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, (1975-1976)
Above is a contact sheet produced by Woodman while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. It shows Woodman in her studio interacting with hand drawn images of geometric shapes with which her body seems to interact. Although she did produce a series of images that included a male friend, the vast majority of Woodman’s work revolves around the female body…usually her own. “It’s a matter of convenience,” she said. “I’m always available.” But even as an adolescent posing for herself, her photographs weren’t about her. She was simply the model in the photograph. That approach became more and more intentional as she matured as a woman and as a photographer. As her work progressed, Woodman as a person tends to disappear from the images. We rarely see her face; only her body.
Félix Vallotton. La flute planche ii des instruments de musique, 1896.