Visages De Nuit.
Photographs by Wendy Paton. Text by Karen Sinsheimer, Simon Van Booy, and Xavier Canonne.
Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2013. 104 pp., 52 tritone illustrations, 9¾x12".
American photographer Wendy Paton allows herself to disappear in order to let her subjects emerge from the night. In Visages de Nuit (Faces Of Night), Paton's eye is that of the celebrant as well as a voyeur, and in graphic compositions of black and white that mesmerize us, she offers personal and intimate glimpses of our human, ineffable presence. Her nocturnal portraits are both intimate and familiar, compelling and mysterious. Paton's work has been exhibited in gallery and museum venues internationally, and is in private and public collections in the United States and Europe.