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This image is from a series called 'de architectura mulieres' (The Architecture of Women) wherein my subject and I celebrate the incredible structure, design, form, function and balance of the female form, that overall SOMETHING, not the intricate details but the design of the female body no matter the shape... the architecture. I chose to translate the title to Latin because I liked the idea of the old language, a language that formed the foundation of other languages.

The purpose of this on-going series is to extoll the fundamental & extraordinary nature of the female body. We often find ourselves distracted by the small "imperfect" details-- a wrinkle, a blemish, cellulite-- that we fail to appreciate just how fantastic this body is. Look at the amazing feats we accomplish with this architecture! These beautiful bodies make people, battle diseases, run marathons, care for families, work challenging jobs, run households, create art and heal themselves. We sweat, we ache, we feel, we inspire. 

These images show the FORM of a woman, the female shape and structure without altering or "fixing" anything in post-production. 

To give each image a painterly appearance without the aid of textures in Photoshop, to let me get my hands messy and involved in the process of creating art, and to allow the woman being photographed to see herself as a whole, powerful, gorgeous being, and not the sum of perceived flaws, I smeared or sprayed different liquids, oils, lotions, waxes, etc. on mirrors and shot each image by pointing my lens at the reflection. 

The only post-production manipulation of the images in this series involved cropping around the mirrors, adjusting perspective if it was skewed (since I necessarily had to shoot from the side when I didn't want to be part of the image,) and a little light, color or contrast boost where it was needed. 

46x35 | Edition of 5
39x30 | Edition of 7
30x23 | Edition of 10
24x18.5 | Edition of 25
 

All originals are printed full-size with a small white border on minimally textured Hahnemühle Baryta 315 archival paper. Sizes listed are rounded to nearest inch. Each piece will be signed and numbered on the back and shipped with a certificate of authenticity.
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Regina In Blue 3/25 - Limited Edition of 25
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Regina In Blue 3/25 - Limited Edition of 25 Photograph

Christie Stockstill

United States

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 18.5 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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This image is from a series called 'de architectura mulieres' (The Architecture of Women) wherein my subject and I celebrate the incredible structure, design, form, function and balance of the female form, that overall SOMETHING, not the intricate details but the design of the female body no matter the shape... the architecture. I chose to translate the title to Latin because I liked the idea of the old language, a language that formed the foundation of other languages. The purpose of this on-going series is to extoll the fundamental & extraordinary nature of the female body. We often find ourselves distracted by the small "imperfect" details-- a wrinkle, a blemish, cellulite-- that we fail to appreciate just how fantastic this body is. Look at the amazing feats we accomplish with this architecture! These beautiful bodies make people, battle diseases, run marathons, care for families, work challenging jobs, run households, create art and heal themselves. We sweat, we ache, we feel, we inspire. These images show the FORM of a woman, the female shape and structure without altering or "fixing" anything in post-production. To give each image a painterly appearance without the aid of textures in Photoshop, to let me get my hands messy and involved in the process of creating art, and to allow the woman being photographed to see herself as a whole, powerful, gorgeous being, and not the sum of perceived flaws, I smeared or sprayed different liquids, oils, lotions, waxes, etc. on mirrors and shot each image by pointing my lens at the reflection. The only post-production manipulation of the images in this series involved cropping around the mirrors, adjusting perspective if it was skewed (since I necessarily had to shoot from the side when I didn't want to be part of the image,) and a little light, color or contrast boost where it was needed. 46x35 | Edition of 5 39x30 | Edition of 7 30x23 | Edition of 10 24x18.5 | Edition of 25 All originals are printed full-size with a small white border on minimally textured Hahnemühle Baryta 315 archival paper. Sizes listed are rounded to nearest inch. Each piece will be signed and numbered on the back and shipped with a certificate of authenticity.

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Photography Print:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:25

Size:18.5 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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I am a photographer from the American South, working in experimental portraiture and fine art photography. When I am not working with other humans creating art with intention, I find myself drawn to finding art in the ordinary, noticing more than making art as I see it unfold right in front of me. My images are often organic or earthy but may also be raw or quirky. Whatever the subject, I want my art to provoke a visceral reaction - to cause the viewer to smile, laugh, swear, tear up, gasp, or forget to breathe. As I have begun to play with other art forms, creating art without my camera, I see that desire to inspire a feeling from the viewer manifest itself even more. The works I have made with brush strokes rather than shutter clicks are attempts to express and share some moment of overwhelming emotion. When I am making these pieces, I am like a child playing. Whether it be a feeling of calm or joy, a recent experience or a memory, my hope is that the movement and color in the image resonates in a similar way for the viewer.

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