Stieglitz & O'Keeffe

"Photography is my passion, the search for truth my obsession". 
( Alfred Stieglitz )

 O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz

O'Keeffe hands by Alfred Stieglitz

"they were like two teenagers in love. Several times a day they would run up the stairs to their bedroom, so eager to make love that they would start taking their clothes off as they ran."
( Richard Whelan (1995). Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography. NY: Little, Brown. )

 O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz

 O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz

 One of the most important things that O'Keeffe provided for Stieglitz was the muse he had always wanted. He photographed O'Keeffe obsessively between 1918 and 1925 in what was the most prolific period in his entire life.

During this period he produced more than 350 mounted prints of O'Keeffe that portrayed a wide range of her character, moods and beauty.

He shot many close-up studies of parts of her body, especially her hands either isolated by themselves or near her face or hair.

Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
 ( Painter and photographer, wife and husband, New York, 1944 ) 

"Photography is not an art. Neither is painting, nor sculpture, literature or music. They are only different media for the individual to express his aesthetic feelings… You do not have to be a painter or a sculptor to be an artist. You may be a shoemaker. You may be creative as such. And, if so, you are a greater artist than the majority of the painters whose work is shown in the art galleries of today."
( Alfred Stieglitz (1897). American Annual of Photography )

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