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He said he was a surgeon and that he needed to remain anonymous in the photograph so that his wife, children, or employer might not identify him. I've long been opposed to the presence of anonymity in this series, but for many of the subjects, I oblige. He was such a peculiar beauty, and I made a note of it in several portraits that are forbidden from entering public space. At that point in the project, my own body had not appeared in the photographs. It was never my intention to photograph myself. Yet, this scene called for it. In a brief moment of tenderness on the fourth floor of a flat in Antwerp, we memorialized our union. From the series "Variable Embrace." Technical: Edition 1 of 3. Frameless archival print on 100% cotton paper. Sans-frame is an aesthetic choice, and I will not provide a frame unless we make other arrangements. Two weeks are needed to facilitate orders.

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95.00 x 128.00 x 1.00 cm | 37.40 x 50.39 x 0.39 in

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