Ben Rose, Self-Portrait
MediumGelatin silver print
Credit LineGift of Kathy and Peter Rose, 2013
Dimensions20 x 16 1/4 in.
Taken on a Nikon camera when Rose was in his early 60s, this photograph offers a humorous allusion to Shiva, a Hindu god often depicted with multiple arms. With his many arms, Rose holds his many lighting instruments: a strobe, a bulb, and the control panel used to trigger the lights. The black background is the deliberate result of the dramatic illumination created by the side lighting.
-Teddy Cavanagh, Woodmere Intern 2020
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