Leading Ladies (2020)
17,5 x 19,5 cm
I made this photobook in order to reflect on the leading ladies starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s films. I took an random screenshots of every leading female character in Hitchcock’s fifteen colour films and printed them on transparent paper. Despite being praised as one of the best and most influental directors of all time, Hitchcock was known for a very particular taste in casting when it came to his leading actresses. As you can see in the book, almost all of Hitchcock’s leading ladies are white, have blue eyes, red lips and a similar nose and jawline. Because the pictures are printed on transparent paper, their facial features slightly overlap when browsing the book.
With this book I wanted to expose the remarkable similarities between these women. It is up to the viewer to form an opinion on this matter.