Francesca Woodman (1958 – 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white photography, which mainly featured herself. Her work continues to be the subject of much attention, years after she committed suicide at the age of 22.
“[We] developed a passion for vintage – especially paper ephemera, illustration, stationary, and books. We have a personal collection of vintage notebooks that we found while hunting at antique stationary stores and flea markets. Soon, our love of vintage aesthetics, paper, and the feeling of something unique grew into a passion for making. We learned about letterpress, book binding, and other traditional techniques, and now we have our own letterpress studio where we make our notebooks and posters.”
Photographer Amy Friend finds vintage images online, in vintage shops or in old family albums and then alters them by allowing tiny holes of light to pass through. The result is an incredibly mesmerizing series called Dare alla Luce, an Italian phrase used to describe the moment of birth, as she aims to give the photographs back to the light.