Seizure and Rose

Seizure is a self portrait comprised of three images. For this work a 4x5" large format film camera was set up over a bath tub with themodel posingunder waterholding his breath for approximately two to three minutes. After developing the film I first thought that the exposures where complete duds. Only after making contact prints and showing the images to a friend I began to read the photographs and recognize the model's body parts. Seizure is evocative of experiences I had many years ago. These images led to the development of the Bath Tub series. In Rose the subject is also submerged under water. The images reference the human body and it's parts. All photographs  are editions of 5 prints (gelatin silver and digital prints).

©RobertoBocci 1993-1996. Click the images below  to enlarge