Advertisement
Advertisement
Lampoon, Collection N°5 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Chanel N°5 perfume. Photography Katerina Jebb. Lampoon
REPORTING
TAG
STORE / PROTOTIPO
SHARE
Facebook
LinkedIn
WhatsApp
Pinterest
Email
Twitter

Lampoon / The Honesty Issue – Katerina Jebb: «Fragment by fragment I compose my portraits»

To create her portraits, Katerina Jebb works with scanners – «only the medium of scanography can accurately reproduce the subject matter»

Katerina Jebb shooting for Lampoon Issue 24

I employ a domestic scanning machine to generate a digital impression of the surface of my subjects.
The female portrayed here is my daughter Summer Moon, who posed for me over a period of two days in the month of May, 2021. The medium of scanography can only accurately reproduce the subject matter which is placed directly onto the glass plate. The depth of field of the medium is shallow and unable to record the surrounding space not in direct contact with the glass. The vital elements seen here are pressed against the cold white light of the scanner and thus rendered digitally – fragment by fragment – to form a portrait. Skin, perfume, hair, glass, diamonds, platinum, teeth and soap and Chanel N°5 are captured here pressed against the glass plate of the scanning machine. 

Katerina Jebb

Katerina Jebb was born in England in 1962. In 1984 she moved to California to study photography. In 1989 Jebb relocated to Paris to pursue her interest in experimental photography.  Progressively, she diversified, posing subjects and objects, exploring the medium in parallel with the expanding possibilities in digital technology.

In 2016 Jebb’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Musée Réattu Arles , France. Two years later Katerina Jebb was commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum to collaborate on the exhibition ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. Jebb’s work is included in the permanent collections of The Victoria & Albert Museum, Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs Paris, Musée Réattu Arles.

SHARE
Facebook
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Email
WhatsApp
Twitter