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Lilo Raymond

Lilo Raymond was born in Frankfurt, but her family fled to the USA in 1938 to avoid persecution in Germany. She lives and works in New York.

Raymond was attracted at an early age to the lively art scene around Greenwich Village, New York, where she worked for many years as an artist’s model. Her interest in photography did not awaken until the 1950s, when she studied under the photographer David Vestal. Raymond kept her commercial photography and her artistic projects apart. The latter are often based on still-life motifs and simple everyday objects that are portrayed in strong lighting that gives the images a veritably sculptural quality. An extensive book on her photography, Revealing Light, was published in 1989.

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