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Arthur Meehan


The Muse

The relationship between an artist and his muse has long been a source of fascination for both painters and photographers. These Lith prints by photographer Arthur Meehan explore the complexities of one such creative partnerships the model in the grainy portraits has been Arthur’s muse for many years.

On one level, the photos attempt to address the different aspects of the photographer and muse relationship and how it develops over time, while on another it is a celebration of the intricate and beautiful qualities of lith printing.The process of producing these prints often leads to unpredictable results, but instead of removing these imperfections, Arthur allows them to become part of the final print.

In an age when images are retouched to within an inch of their lives, it is refreshing to see a practitioner embracing the flaws created during this process.


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