Francesca Woodman

I recently stumbled across the work of American photographer Francesca Woodman. Her images undeniably portray a distinct style; one that I cannot get enough of. Black and white images that usually depict a naked woman/herself or destruction each with blurred effects, created by camera movement and long exposure settings. The strong dark narrative tones within each of her photographs create an eerie and distressed feel; a feeling that Woodman herself was later found to be feeling at the time. She became depressed after a broken relationship and with her work itself, which led her to sadly committed suicide in 1981 at such a young age, 22. There are only 120 images of Woodmans' that have ever been published/ exhibited. Such a waste of life and tremendous talent, I could spend all day looking at her work.

Above, Francesca Woodmans' self portrait.


1 comment:

  1. I love her work. I hadn't seen all of these before, great finds.

    Ellen at The Raven and the Cellar Door