Emperors of Newtown

Snapshots of Nero, Julius Caesar and the rest, after they decided to ditch the regal togas and move to a more informal neighbourhood.

The goal was to bring statues somewhat to life, but still keep their essential statue-ness apparent.  The original Greek statues, which the Romans copied, were brightly painted in lifelike colours.  The pale marble ideal as we know it now was all a misunderstanding . . . .

This short project was undertaken as part of a photography course, but it’s an idea I may go back to and explore further.  These faces are from ancient Roman portrait busts, and along with the backgrounds are all pictures I’ve taken.