Nina Katchadourian 15th Century Flemish Self Portraits in Airplane Lavatories Going Viral

Bullet Shih Apr, 2012 0
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I have received a bunch of links this morning to the the photo series by artist Nina Katchadourian that seems to be going viral.  Katchadourian has managed to kill her boredom on long flights by taking self portraits in the airplane lavatories of herself in Flemish style using toilet tissue and other flight accessories.  From her website,

While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror using my cellphone. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight.

Thanks to laughing squid for original tip

 

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