On Seeing, A Journal Blog #188
A few years ago, my photographic studies of pregnancy was published in a large book, WITH CHILD, by Glitterati, Inc.
Pregnancy is a temporary period in a woman’s life when changes take place that I think of as a kind of biological sculpture. Though temporary, many women have told me it seems to go on forever.
In some cases, I followed and photographed several women throughout their nine months of expectation.
In making images for what became my book, the challenge was to “see” pregnancy in every way I could, to capture the full spectrum of sculptural power of women, to use the apt Biblical description, “Great with child.”
17 pounds of twins
After the book was published, we received a call from Axel Breuer, a gallery owner in Munich, Germany. He had seen the work and wanted to do a gallery show.
Axel Breuer, his wife, Chrystal, and Beverly outside of his Munich gallery. We made very large prints of a number of the images and shipped them off to Munich. And when the time came, we attended the gala and well-attended opening.
Images from the gallery exhibition:
A few of the other images from the project.
A dancer leaps. ( No, she did not go into labor immediately.)
Many women work to remain in good physical shape during their pregnancy
Glitterati Incorporated, the publisher of the Retrospective, Schatz Images: 25 Years is now offering the two- book boxed set at a discount from the original price. The set comes with an 11″x14” print of the buyer’s choice.