Monday, July 09, 2012

Sometimes Mothers Are Furniture

I'm jumping on the "hidden mother" bandwagon. These Victorian portraits are too good to pass up: mothers are hidden under blankets and curtains, literally becoming pieces of furniture, just to get their kids to stand or sit still for a cabinet photograph (which took a lot longer to shoot back then).
For more examples follow LINK , LINK , Hidden Mother flickr group.
Thanks, Carlos Lara 


The Artist In Me said...

This concept is so interesting. This is the first time I have seen this type of photograph. They were pretty desperate to get the image. I guess recording history is important even if it means that mom has to be covered with blankets to get it done!

Amy Crehore said...

Yes! I have seen hidden arms coming in from the side in these portraits before, but not the entire mother under a blanket!