Par La Pluie Des Femmes, 1990 – Shop

In the late eighties I became fascinated by the basic human emotions: crying, laughing, orgasm, sadness, anger. I started with Nora Kimbell and I asked Nora to concentrate on her greatest sorrow and to start crying. Nora did it very convincingly. But one photograph of a woman crying is not a series and certainly not an exhibition.

So I invited a large number of women to my studio in front of my camera to concentrate on their greatest grief. That was sometimes more confrontational than I had thought. Some girls/women had hidden their grief so deeply that when it came up they literally couldn‘t stop crying. The photos speak for themselves.

Since self-portraits are an important part of my photography, the first crying picture is one of a crying man and that‘s me.