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"Makah Maiden"

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:07 pm
by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
Edward Curtis made this portrait back in 1916 while visiting the Makah Res out in Neah Bay, WA. Her name is Iva Tyler.

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 pm
by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
I had the honor last week to photographed Nicole Johnson. She brought her regalia with her, however during the session I asked that she drape her head with a simple blanket.
My "Makah Maiden" 2019

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:18 pm
by minniev
You photo is an inspiration, as always. But thank you for sharing the Curtis image that inspired you to make it! It reminds me so much of Afghan Girl and I wonder if McCurry had any influence from it. Curtis's work amazes me. I was lucky to see a special exhibit of his work some years ago at the Smithsonian, just as I was starting to be re-interested in photography. I've had him on my to-do list for the Monthly Masters for a while. Maybe now is the time to finish that one up and post it.

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:25 pm
by Duck
Like Minnie said, "very inspirational."

Your's is definitely moodier due to the darker tones but I also feel it portrays more emotion through her expression. Curtis' seems more journalistic but I'm sure that was the original intent in his desire to document the native people of America.

Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to your book. ;)

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 pm
by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
Thanks Minnie & Duck for your time and comments. Here are two with her regalia.

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:18 am
by minniev
Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Thanks Minnie & Duck for your time and comments. Here are two with her regalia.
Beautifully done. Love the second with just that bit of her hand. Your images of the regalia are always things of great beauty and power.

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:19 pm
by Duck
Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Thanks Minnie & Duck for your time and comments. Here are two with her regalia.

There's an idea for your follow up book... "Regalia; Photographs from the Pacific Northwest" by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer

:clap: :yay:

Re: "Makah Maiden"

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:21 am
by St3v3Murray
Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 pm
I had the honor last week to photographed Nicole Johnson. She brought her regalia with her, however during the session I asked that she drape her head with a simple blanket.
My "Makah Maiden" 2019
The Curtis is striking, but this had the impression of the Mother Mary. Well done, especially preserving her heritage! S-