My series Astra Velum was recently juried into the Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase, and the gallery has opened this week with a very nice article on the Photo-Eye Blog.
I speak from experience when I say that a freckled person often has a complicated relationship with the spots that dust their skin. Freckles have long been considered a blemish and sign of imperfection. Dorothy Parker listed them among love, curiosity and doubt as the four things she’d rather not have in her life. Even today many people still attempt to bleach them from their complexion, but as photographed by Fritz Liedtke, freckles appear as nothing other than a thing of beauty. In his portfolio Astra Velum, Liedtke presents a series of portraits that are a celebration of the freckle, showing the faces of girls and women decorated with these exotic and intriguing spots and speckles that adorn their skin like a veil of stars.
You can view the Astra Velum gallery here.
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