Issue No. 139
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Among other Christian interpretations of the Bible, there is a Greek reference to a woman bystander, Veronica (derived from the words vera icon: “true image”), who is described as a witness to the sight of Christ in Procession to Calvary outside Jerusalem carrying the cross to his crucifixion. Moved by the sight, she gave Christ her linen kerchief so he might wipe the sweat and blood covering his face. Over the succeeding millennia the Bible recounts that when Jesus handed the kerchief back to the woman, his countenance had miraculously been imprinted on the cloth.
Maxwell has admitted to his use of old lenses to render a specific feeling to his images.