Imago (Latin): likeness, picture, statue, portrait of an 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 the 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 analog photography carries.