The initiative offers two "portraits" of the subject. One is a literal portrait made using the collodion wet plate processed used for photography in the 19th century. The second version reveals the subject's inner self on film. He or she speaks about their favorite items and the stories behind these treasured possessions. The project kicked off earlier this year with an expose on artist Sam Taylor Wood.
Newton's prized possessions include an artifact handcrafted by her daughter Ripley, a painting from her childhood, and her passport. She said she feels the images used for the project "take you into the heart of history itself. To parallel that, we're getting into the history of me through the items I've chosen. One of the things about these photographs is the layers of meaning. Each picture is so unique so it just creates this desire to be my most essential self."
Thandie looks lovely in this old-timey photo with her vintage inspired dress and elegant embossed Louis Vuitton handbag. If I didn't know better I'd have sworn it came from another time. We'll have to wait a little while to see the film, but impatient folks can click here to see footage from behind-the-scenes of the Double Exposure shoot.
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