"As a former illustrator and graphic artist I’ve always seen everything
within a frame. Interesting faces surround us on a daily basis. Wherever
we look there’s someone with a countenance that fascinates or puzzles.
I’ve found studying faces to be a very intimate way of uncovering the
hidden side of an individual. When I have my subjects in front of the
camera I try to encourage them to connect with me in a more unguarded
way than they might normally be accustomed to. When it comes to public
figures, I have consistently sought to show the viewer a side that no
one knows. Famous faces are not always as familiar to us as we believe
them to be. Everyone has a secret. I try to discover it. "
" Romney Müller-Westerhagen's solo show "Beyond Faces” at Camera Work Berlin in 2012 presented a large
body of her powerful portraits. Following its success, Steidl has now
released in book form a new selection of these portraits, taken between
2010 and 2014. Müller-Westernhagen’s varied subjects featured include
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Iris Berben, Boris Becker, Wladimir Klitschko
and Andrea Sawatzki.
Göttingen, Steidl, 2016, 23.5 x 30.5 cm, pleine toile, jaquette illustrée, 144 pages.
TEXTE EN ANGLAIS
librairie couleur du temps, steidl, muller, muler, westeragen,