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I Would Also Like To Be (A Work On Jealousy)

I Would Also Like To Be  (A Work On Jealousy)I Would Also Like to Be
Jenny Rova
b.frank books

Text by Jenny Rova


72 pages
260 x 200 mm
ISBN 9783906217055


“I’m following and spying on my ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. I pursue them on Facebook, downloading all the pictures they have been uploading there of themselves and each other. I’m placing myself in the new girlfriend’s position, imitating her pose, expression and dressing myself in the same outfit. I’m photographing myself in the same light as in the picture of them. The figure of me I glue onto the original picture, covering the girlfriend. In this way I build a dream life of my own on top of theirs. During the process of taking the new girlfriend’s poses, I’m once again, briefly a part of my ex-love’s life and I can imagine how it would be to be her.” – Jenny Rova

About the Artist:
Jenny Rova is a Swedish artist, based in Zurich.

About the Publisher:
b.frank books was founded by Zurich born photographer Roger Eberhard in 2011. The Swiss publishing house is run by Eberhard and Ester Vonplon and currently publishes four to six books a year. b.frank books’ main focus is the photographic artist’s book, presenting the work of young artists from all over the world.