“At the time, the woman in the photograph was my 'wife-to-be.' I've been enamored with white nurse dresses since seeing the famous post-war LIFE magazine image of the sailor kissing the nurse. As for her eyes being covered, that was a gut response. It played with her eyes being covered while the house's eyes (windows) are open. The covering on the house was a fantastic graphic backdrop, and I loved the way the sun hammered the whole scene with light.” — Michael Northrup
Michael E. Northrup (b. 1948) is a Maryland-based photographer. He holds an MFA from Chicago Arts Institute and is the recipient of both the Polaroid Grant and Maryland Arts Council Grant. His works have been exhibited in solo and group shows across the US and he has photographs in numerous collections including Nikon, Scientific American, Polaroid, Chicago Arts Institute, and the Virginia Museum of Art. His artbook Beautiful Ecstasy was published by J&L Books in 2003. His second artbook Babe was released in Fall 2012.
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