These images were inspired by the gestures in the portraits done by John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and their contemporaries. Using oil and watercolor, the painters captured the human qualities of their models. As a photographer, I am dazzled by their success. While photographic film was introduced during their lifetimes, it wouldn’t be used to such subtle colored effect for years to come.
The woman I see is another view of myself. At first rising, she appears to me, as of a dream. Moving slowly, soft with sleep, she prepares for the day. I only see her for a moment; she disappears as I turn. Her back to me, I’m not sure where she is going. She seems determined, ready. It must almost be time to leave. As night descends, I glimpse her return. The day is put aside. Tomorrow I will look for her again. Perhaps I will find her.
Amy Rindskopf lives and works in Winchester, MA. She uses photography to find quiet in the noise of daily life and her work often centers on the natural world. Her images are meditations on the ephemeral definition of beauty.
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