Loretta Lux's works seem to emit a vague but tangible distance between the audience and the often self-aware subjects of her portraits. Not signifying a certain time nor space, the photographs do suggest a kind of narrative. This intented ambiguousness is enhanced by the pale complexions of the children and their simple backgrounds. She portrays them like in a daydream, awkward, unengaged and very remote. For Lux these qualities make children the perfect models for her work.