In a previous post on this blog we saw that real kids (our kids) are wild, crazy and unpredictable and despite having to clean after them we wouldn't want them any other way. This said, if you explore the fascinating art of digital photographer Loretta Lux you discover a whole new breed of children.
Standing still in minimal landscapes they are wearing geeky outfits.
Their eyes might be eerily a tiny bit too big for their faces.
They are like frozen in time, a little sad looking and seem to be carrying within them a terrible secret.
We cannot quite figure out what subtle digital manipulation Loretta Lux uses to create these amazing pictures.
Is it the lack of shadows?
Or maybe the old-fashioned clothes or that stern Victorian attitude?
I think these portraits have a strange beauty that draws you in and makes you think.
I like their porcelaine doll poses, their serious demeanors and their haunting little faces.
I suspect she cut the original background out and replaced it with a more artificial one to create this unnatural and dreamlike feeling.
Here is a portrait of the artist herself, I think she looks like a school teacher. And by the look of her photos she obviously figured out how to get her students to keep quiet.