Love Story Picture


Photography project in the style of Duane Michals - kind of like a storyboard, it tells a story as you go through the few pictures. The idea for this story is based on the Greek tale of Pygmalion. [link])

(From Wikipedia)
Pygmalion is a mythological figure found in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Pygmalion is a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has made.

Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory. According to Ovid he is 'not interested in women', but his statue is so realistic that he falls in love with it. He offers the statue presents and eventually prays to Venus. She takes pity on him and brings the statue to life. They marry and have a son, Paphos.

So anyway, I modified the story a bit to my liking...and just read along to get it!

Images of the girl from *tacostock: Persephone Image 8 and Persephone Image 10. I went into Photoshop to make it look like a drawing - added the eyes onto Image 10.

Model: Derrick Roberts
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