Loretta Lux (German, b.1969) is a photographer known for her portraits of young children, digitally altered to resemble the aristocratic stiffness and formality of Old Master paintings. Born in Dresden, Germany, Lux studied painting at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich, and began working with photography in 1999. Influenced by painters such as Francisco de Goya and Agnolo Bronzino, Lux dresses her subjects in vintage clothing and digitally adds props and backgrounds.
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