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Richard Avedon Photo Warm Up

Richard Avedon Photo Warm Up



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  • Warm Up: Portrait Photography 2 Photos1.Individual Photo (1 person)2.Group Photo (2 or more)
  • Take photos in style of Richard Avedon• 1923-2004• Started out as fashion photographer• Worked for NY magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New Yorker
  • Strong black-and-white contrastcreates an effectof sophistication.
  • The portraits are often well litand in front of white backdrops,with no props or extraneousdetails to distract from theirperson. Marian Anderson, contralto, Truman Capote, 1974 New York City, June 30, 1955
  • SIMPLICITY! FOCUS is on the face, gaze, dress, and gesture.Ezra Pound, Poet, 1958
  • Anti-fashion Movement. He began to take the type of reality photographs that most photographers [especially fashion photographersSamuel Beckett ] of that time
  • When printed, the imagesregularly contain the darkoutline of the film inwhich the image wasframed. Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States, 1964 Wallis, Duchess of Windsor; Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII), 1957
  • DRAMA! Created a sense of drama by often using a stark, white background and eliciting a frontal, confrontatioMarilyn Monroe, actress , New York City, May 6, 1957
  • Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, George Bush, Director, CIA, Washington D.C., May 7, 1976Langley, Virginia, March 2, 1976
  • Andy Warhol, artist ,New York City, August 20, 1969
  • Michael Moore, Political SatiristEdward Albee, Playwright
  • “In the American West,” 1979-1984 • Portraits of miners, oil field workers in their soiled work clothes, unemployed drifters, teenagers
  • In front of his camera, emotions are NOT obvious.Sandra Bennett, twelve year old Rocky Ford, Colorado, 1980 Emma Lee Wellington, housewife North Las Vegas, Nevada, 1980
  • Preferring to avoid the "pretty" and bring outthe stark underlying "reality" of the subject. Ruby Mercer, publicist, Blue Cloud Wright,Frontier Days, Cheyenne, slaughterhouse worker, Wyoming, 1982 Omaha, Nebraska, 1979
  • Boyd Fortin, Thirteen Year Old Rattlesnake Skinner, Sweetwater, TX, 1979 Roberto Lopez, oil field worker, Lyons, Texas, September 28, 1980
  • Ronald Fischer, beekeeper ,Davis, California, May 9, 1981 Jan Patricio Lobato, carney Rocky Ford, Colorado, 1980
  • Group Photos
  • Richard Avedon’sSenior Lennard Nerona’sAp Art Student
  • YOUR WARM UP: Classic Portraits in the style of Richard Avedon.-Simple backgrounds-Focus on lack of emtions…capture the rawness of theperson.-Black and WhiteTwo Photos:1.Individual Photo of 1 person2.Group Photo of 2 or morepeople.