Barbara, Bobby & Margot, Groningen 1974

03 Barbara, Bobby & Margot '74

Barbara, Bobby & Margot, Viva Magazine, Groningen 1974

I often see pictures in which the emotions are posed or acted out, fake.
One acts as if one is afraid, angry, happy, sad, pious, sexy or shy.
Of course emotions can be acted, nothing wrong with that, but when you try to give the impression of depicting reality as you see it, or tell something about the nature and character of the people in the picture, you should at least not be aware that it is acted; unless you want to depict someone consciously as an actor or maybe as a clown, purveyor of false emotions.

Excerpt from ‘Nothing is Real’, Chapter 5, Portraits


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