Imago (Latin): likeness, picture, statue, portrait of ancestor, apparition, ghost, echo, mental picture, idea
Illustris (Latin): bright, clear, distinct, manifest
The series is philosophically a continuation of the Still Life series.
Most of these drawings are commissioned portraits based on snapshots from family photo-albums chosen by the clients and myself, or are based on the photographs of the subjects taken by myself during previously arranged photo-session.
The small snippets of original photographs, primarily eyes, are incorporated in the drawing. It is done to retain the truth of the present, which I believe the analog photography carries.