Photography: Meet Natalie Krick, the photographer who's always with her mum

Date
22 October 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Chicago-based photographer Natalie Krick takes photos that are seriously good and very, very weird. She focusses her lens on women specifically, exploring themes of sexualisation, celebrity and the effect of age on gender roles. The latter manifests itself in a particularly striking way through incredibly personal shots of her mother, dressed up as Greta Garbo, as a teenage version of herself, wearing unflattering wigs and hastily-applied lipstick and posing like a pin-up. The series feels like an unhealthy obsession with a powerful matriarch but also really drives home some of the unhealthy ideas we all have about female sexuality through film, advertising, the fashion world and the music industry. Haunting, thought-provoking work executed with serious flair.

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Natalie Krick: Mom After Greta

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Natalie Krick: Mom As Me

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Natalie Krick: Mom As Me As A Teenager

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Natalie Krick: Mom Hanging On The Telephone

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Natalie Krick: Mom In Front Of The Shower Curtain

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Natalie Krick: Mom Laying In The Front Yard

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Natalie Krick: Mom Lifting Her Shirt

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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