Sheila Newbery Photography

Platinum-palladium prints from Los Caprichos:after Goya, an artist's book in the making. It's inspired by an eighteenth-century masterpiece: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes' album of eighty satirical aquatints, published in 1799.

Los Caprichos means literally: whims. The images are photographed from video source and printed in platinum-palladium.

In keeping with the original's mordant commentary, each of the images is printed with a caption --- in Spanish. Some of the captions are direct quotations from the original album. Others are my own.

The project is growing: there will be 80 prints in all.

 

"Be careful going down" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"He scares the babysitters" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"The game is rigged" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Sink or swim" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"The line forms at the rear" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Bidding higher" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"So many followers" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Because he broke the rules" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Trimming the fat" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"More prisoners" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Learn to swallow" (Platinum palladium print, 2014)

"The sleepers" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Bon voyage!" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Until death" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Devout profession" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Cured -- if you can believe it" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Cute teacher" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"He prays for her" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Calling the demons" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"And you believed them!" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Taking the oath" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"So well trained" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"What one does to another" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Follow the leader" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Who to fleece next?" (platinum palladium, 2014)

"Interrogation" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Stronger than an ox" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Two of a kind" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Rough night" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Travel abroad" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Every man for himself" (platinum palladium print, 2014)

"Won't they stop howling?" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Trials" (platinum palladium print, 2015)

"Unexpected kiss" (platinum palladium print, 2014)