Delve a little deeper behind our #headon15 hero image by Georges Pacheco.
"I photographed mothers breastfeeding their babies in my studio. I wanted to pay photo homage to this universal act whilst borrowing references from Italian Renaissance and Dutch painting schools. By revisiting the icon of the nursing virgin, a central and recurring theme from the 15th to the 17th century, I tried to question the process of representation and incarnation of such an archetypal image by present day mothers, whom I ask to be in an
‘non-self’ attitude, whilst fully living the privileged bond and intimate moment with their child.
One of the aims of my work is to reveal the universality of this act by conveying a sense of timelessness: by relieving each mother of anything that might give away a point in time or place, I exclusively focus on the mother and child relation and the beauty and emotion
emanating from breastfeeding."
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Image Credit: Georges Pacheco