by Kenneth Yu in New Photography on Wednesday 24 January 2007

Loretta Lux is the hotshot millionaire artist you’ve probably never heard of. Her Village of the Damned-like photographed portraits of emotionless children are big sellers in the market. Given her fine art background, she shoots and composes her subjects like traditional portraits, then Photoshops every inch of life and warmth away. The result is empty, beady eyes staring back, ghosts in fleshly form, a beautiful style of artifice. [see also Simon Hoegsberg]