This is just one reason why shadow work can be so revelatory, and so life changing. Just learning to recognize your shadow can transform your relationship to other people and yourself. You’ll have an easier time accepting constructive feedback once you’ve recognized that it’s your perfection-obsessed inner critic who’s beating you up, and not the person who’s trying to give you a useful critique.-Sally Kempton (Man Ray - Solarised Double Portrait, 1930’s.)
marchesa luisa casati, by man ray Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was the ultimate female dandy. Notorious and eccentric, she fuelled the creative fires of artists and influential literary figures including Robert de Montesquiou, Romain de Tirtoff (Erté), Jean Cocteau, and Cecil Beaton. She lived at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on Venice’s Grand Canal between 1910-19??
Solarised portrait of Lee Miller . All through the 20s and 30s Man Ray combined commercial success, working for Vogue, VU, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar, with artistic experimentation. Sometimes these two spheres of his work went hand in glove as in a French Vogue feature about his rayographs, images produced by placing objects on photosensitized paper that was then exposed to light.