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Photographers
Portraiture
Martin Schoeller
• Martin Schoeller is a portraiture photographer who is still alive. He was born in Germany 1968. He is n...
• This photograph is the typical composition of a
portrait that Schoeller shoots 9. The use of a widelens camera has allow...
• This photograph is slightly different from the portraits
Schoeller usually shoots. This is a portrait of Amy
Poehler. Th...
• These two photographs are part of Schoellers collection of
twin photographs he shot. He would take a portrait of a set
o...
Sir Cecil Beaton
• Sir Cecil Beaton was a portraiture, fashion & war photographer. He was born in 14 January 1904 & died i...
• This first photograph is of the iconic movie star
Audrey Hepburn. He has shot her many times. Like
mentioned on my earli...
• This is one of the famous photographs he took of the
royal family (mother and child in this photograph).
Similar to the ...
• In this photograph you can see Marilyn Monroe posing
for a portrait for him. Again you can see an occurrence
of themes &...
• In this photograph you can see Marilyn Monroe posing
for a portrait for him. Again you can see an occurrence
of themes &...
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  1. 1. Photographers Portraiture
  2. 2. Martin Schoeller • Martin Schoeller is a portraiture photographer who is still alive. He was born in Germany 1968. He is now a New York based photographer who is best known for his portraits & the way he photographs them. He specifically uses a very close shot of the head, with only the head being in focus (you can see examples of this are on the other slides). The photographs are of incredibly high quality, allowing the viewer to see every inch of the subjects face. The different subjects he has used include celebrities & twins. When he is taking a photograph of a celebrity, you are usually greeted with the same kind of image on the first slide of photographs. But sometimes, the portraits will feature an object of interest e.g. cello tape, which will then be used on the celebrities face. Another example of this is photograph two, where you can see Amy Poehler has a flower crown on. • Schoeller's work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, GQ & The New Yorker. He has also released three of his own photography books: Close Up: Portraits 1998-2005, Female Bodybuilders, Fotographie Portfolio 54 & Portraits of Twins. He also shot a very controversial cover which shows a mother breastfeeding for the cover of Time Magazine. He has done a lot of photography in his career.
  3. 3. • This photograph is the typical composition of a portrait that Schoeller shoots 9. The use of a widelens camera has allowed the extreme close-up of the face that is only focused on his face. The use of a a shallow depth of field (which is gained when using a high aperture) has made his ears, neck & shoulders out of focus. This is quite clearly a posed photograph, as are most portrait photographs. As the photograph has been taken in a studio additional lighting (high key lighting) would have been used. The use of the lighting gives the photograph a professional & high quality look. It appears that the lighting brightens the look of the photograph, although this could have been done in post-production. Although the human face is not symmetrical, you would still say that this photograph is symmetrical as the middle of the photograph is straight down the middle of his nose.
  4. 4. • This photograph is slightly different from the portraits Schoeller usually shoots. This is a portrait of Amy Poehler. The reason why this portrait is slightly different to others he has shot is because 1) she is not looking directly into the camera & 2) she has a flower crown placed on the top of her head. This stylises the image in a different way & gives the photograph a personal touch, compared with the first portrait I looked at. Slightly different composition. • It again includes features I found in the first portrait like the use of a wide-lens camera, high-key lighting & high quality camera gives you a high quality image that still follows the style of other pieces of Schoellers work. Although there are some similar features, there are some differences I have not mentioned earlier. The photo is just a close-up, compared to the other portrait (this allows the flower crown to fit in. I have also found that none of her face or body is out of focus, which is again different to the other portraits (larger depth of field = smaller aperture).
  5. 5. • These two photographs are part of Schoellers collection of twin photographs he shot. He would take a portrait of a set of twins & then put the photographs against one another. The style & composition of the photographs are incredibly similar to the shots he took of Jay Z & many other portraits Schoeller has taken. This is particular to his work. • This photograph is the typical composition of a portrait that Schoeller shoots 9. The use of a wide-lens camera has allowed the extreme close-up of both of their faces that is only focused on their faces. The use of a a shallow depth of field (which is gained when using a high aperture) has made their necks & shoulders out of focus. This is quite clearly a posed photograph, as are most portrait photographs. As the photograph has been taken in a studio additional lighting (high key lighting) would have been used. The use of the lighting gives the photograph a professional & high quality look. It appears that the lighting brightens the look of the photograph, although this could have been done in postproduction. Although the human face is not symmetrical, you would still say that this photograph is symmetrical as the middle of the photograph is straight down the middle of each of their noses.
  6. 6. Sir Cecil Beaton • Sir Cecil Beaton was a portraiture, fashion & war photographer. He was born in 14 January 1904 & died in 18 January 1980. He has had many different models & subjects to take photographs, most notably being the royal family, Audrey Hepburn & Marilyn Monroe. He also shot for magazines such as Vogue (he would later be fired due to some ant-semantic writing in an image he shot for them). • His style of photography was never very technical. What he would usually do was wait for the perfect time to close the shutter to take the photograph. Due to the times he was taking his photographs, they would always be in black & white. This obviously giving his photography a classic look. • Like mentioned above, his photographs were never very planned or technical. I like the idea that his work isn't very forced & he will only take the photograph wants he feels like he will capture the perfect image. This technique is very organic, compared to Schoellers work.
  7. 7. • This first photograph is of the iconic movie star Audrey Hepburn. He has shot her many times. Like mentioned on my earlier slide, Beaton's work is very organic & unplanned, so I would assume that this photograph was not planned & she was wearing that outfit & in that place because that is just where they were at the time. • Although she is clearly posing for the camera, this is clearly a different kind of posing compared to most portraits. It a very natural. • As also mentioned on the slide above, he had to shoot in black & white. This has given the photograph a timeless look. Audrey Hepburn is also a timeless movie star, so it seems obvious that he would shoot her. • The composition of the photograph is minimalist, with Hepburn just posing in front of an off-white wall.
  8. 8. • This is one of the famous photographs he took of the royal family (mother and child in this photograph). Similar to the photograph of Audrey Hepburn, it is only slightly posed for, as the background is an off white colour like the Audrey Hepburn. • I like this photo as it does not seem as posed as other royal family photographs. It seems very natural & like it is an every day photograph. The way she & the baby are not looking at the camera also add to this. Overall, this makes a very unique portrait.
  9. 9. • In this photograph you can see Marilyn Monroe posing for a portrait for him. Again you can see an occurrence of themes & conventions that Beaton puts into his photographs. • This is a very candid photograph (I assume candid) as she is topless & is not up against a white wall. • Overall, I find that I could take inspiration from both artists to create a piece of work that I will be proud of.
  10. 10. • In this photograph you can see Marilyn Monroe posing for a portrait for him. Again you can see an occurrence of themes & conventions that Beaton puts into his photographs. • This is a very candid photograph (I assume candid) as she is topless & is not up against a white wall. • Overall, I find that I could take inspiration from both artists to create a piece of work that I will be proud of.
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