These images are my response to some of the Lilly Library collections I've had the opportunity to work with. Each is a monochrome portrait of a person important in the collections, tinted in warm tones, and flattened against a color-inverse of a sampling of documents relative to that person. The yellowish tone of the primary documents is digitally inverted, creating a cyan negative, recalling historic processes of cyanotypes and mimeographs. 

Hermann Joseph Muller

Sylvia Plath

J. K. Lilly, Jr.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Kurt Vonnegut

 Pauline Kael

Ernie Pyle

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