aRUDE: photography


If you live in New York, chances are that sooner or later you will meet Rose Hartman.



A museum curator since she was 20, Dominique de Font-Réaulx came into her own surrounded by the world’s most celebrated works of art. Rembrandt, Cézanne, Ingres, Courbet – the glorious masters of canvas are her life’s work. No doubt influenced by the compelling presence of these paintings, the Parisian-based curator and historian began exploring the effect on painters of a new medium that exploded onto the 1800s art scene: photography.



I like being photographed and have been in that spot many times. I like being in movies. I also like the relationship between photographer and subject. A bond, even momentarily holds them together for as long as the image exists and perhaps further.



I am so grateful that I get to spend my time pursuing a career that is thoroughly rewarding on so many levels that I really don’t know what else could offer this kind of satisfaction in my life.



Sometimes we like to pretend that it doesn’t matter (usually after a lukewarm review!), but of course you want others to share your enthusiasm for your subject and to feel that you’ve presented it in a beautiful, intelligent, enlightening way.



Sometimes a subject will want to assume the stance or behavior of figures in works of art, such as those by Schiele, John Singer Sargent, or whoever. Sometimes with younger subjects, Balthus comes to my mind in the quality of pensiveness or the beautiful awkwardness embodied in a person