Photography
Research
BTEC MEDIA
UNIT 9: Photography Techniques
Gertrude Kasebier
&
Cindy Sherman
Monday, 29 November 2010
Gertrude Kasebier
• Born 1852 in Iowa, USA
• Attended art school aged 37
• Very interested in mother child relationship
• ...
Portrait of
Evelyn Nesbit
1903
Monday, 29 November 2010
Alfred Stieglitz
Wrote that Kasebier was “beyond
dispute, the leading artistic
portrait photographer of the
day.” 1899
Mon...
Chief, 1901
Kasebier was fascinated by the
culture of the native American
people she saw in Buffalo Bill’s Wild
West show....
Portrait of Auguste Rodin,
1905
• Kasebier traveled to Paris to
photograph the reclusive artist
• The portrait emphasises ...
Yoked and Muzzled, 1915
Some people think this photograph is a reference to the
artist’s unhappy marriage.
Monday, 29 Nove...
Cindy Sherman
• Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey,
USA.
• Her reputation as an artist is for photographing
hers...
Untitled Film Still #14, 1978
Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series explore the
roles played by women in 1950s B movies. O...
Untitled #132, 1984
Sherman’s photographs can
be quite shocking. She uses
heavy make-up and
prosthetic body parts to
radic...
Process & Technique
Gum Bichromate Technique
• 19th century process
• multi-layered
• creates painterly effects
• printed ...
Comparison
• Both portraits of women
• Women are the central subject
• Both to some extent disguised
• Kasebier’s portrait...
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  1. 1. Photography Research BTEC MEDIA UNIT 9: Photography Techniques Gertrude Kasebier & Cindy Sherman Monday, 29 November 2010
  2. 2. Gertrude Kasebier • Born 1852 in Iowa, USA • Attended art school aged 37 • Very interested in mother child relationship • In 1896 became assistant to professional photographer Monday, 29 November 2010
  3. 3. Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit 1903 Monday, 29 November 2010
  4. 4. Alfred Stieglitz Wrote that Kasebier was “beyond dispute, the leading artistic portrait photographer of the day.” 1899 Monday, 29 November 2010
  5. 5. Chief, 1901 Kasebier was fascinated by the culture of the native American people she saw in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. She was very sympathetic to their struggle and this is clear in the beautiful portraits she made of them. Monday, 29 November 2010
  6. 6. Portrait of Auguste Rodin, 1905 • Kasebier traveled to Paris to photograph the reclusive artist • The portrait emphasises the artist’s distinctive profile • The soft focus effect was typical of her style • Photographers at this time often tried to make their images look like drawings or paintings Monday, 29 November 2010
  7. 7. Yoked and Muzzled, 1915 Some people think this photograph is a reference to the artist’s unhappy marriage. Monday, 29 November 2010
  8. 8. Cindy Sherman • Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey, USA. • Her reputation as an artist is for photographing herself, often in heavy disguise • She comments on contemporary issues, particularly the role of women in society Monday, 29 November 2010
  9. 9. Untitled Film Still #14, 1978 Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series explore the roles played by women in 1950s B movies. Often they are victims of crime or sex objects. Monday, 29 November 2010
  10. 10. Untitled #132, 1984 Sherman’s photographs can be quite shocking. She uses heavy make-up and prosthetic body parts to radically alter her appearance. In this image, she has used dramatic lighting and bold colours to add an almost horror film quality to the photograph. Monday, 29 November 2010
  11. 11. Process & Technique Gum Bichromate Technique • 19th century process • multi-layered • creates painterly effects • printed on heavyweight paper • negative same size as print • subtle effects Colour Photography • 20th century process • three colour process (RGB) • creates vivid, glowing effects • printed on lightweight paper • negative can be enlarged • dramatic effects Monday, 29 November 2010
  12. 12. Comparison • Both portraits of women • Women are the central subject • Both to some extent disguised • Kasebier’s portrait is a profile silhouette. • Sherman’s image is a self- portrait face on but cropped • Kasebier - flowers suggest delicacy, grace and innocence • Sherman - the red robe suggests danger and sexuality • Both artists exploit light effects to give their images added drama Gertrude Käsebier, "Silhouette"c. 1915, Gum Bichromate Print Cindy Sherman, “Untitled #98”1982, Colour Photograph Monday, 29 November 2010
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