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Photography research eve arnold

  1. 1. Unit 57: Photography andPhotographic PracticeResearch of otherphotographers work byAshleigh Darlington
  2. 2. Eve Arnold is an American born photographer, she wasborn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 21, 1912.She first found that she was interested in photographywhen she began working in a New York City photofinishing plant in 1946. During 1948 she learntphotographic skills from Harper’s Bazaar art director, AlexyBrodovitch, at the New School for Social Research inManhattan.Eve Arnold was known for photographing many iconicfigures and she also documented the lives of the poor anddispossessed.During the early 1980s Arnold had her first solo exhibition.This featured her work done in China at the BrooklynMuseum in New York City. In the same year she receivedthe Lifetime Achievement Award from the AmericanSociety of Magazine Photographers. In 1993 she wasmade Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Societyand she was also elected Master Photographer by NewYork’s International Centre of Photography. In 1997, shewas appointed a member of the Advisory Committee of theNational Media Museum in Bradford and in 2003 EveArnold received an OBE.She died in January 2013, aged 99.
  3. 3. I like Eve Arnolds work because I think she managed to capture the natural look ofpeople rather than the stiff posed side people were used to seeing.I prefer black and white photography be cause I think that it lets you look a personcloser as you arent distracted by background ‘noise’ and you can see properly theexpressions and what else is happening in the images.
  4. 4. Eve Arnold most well known photographs are probablythose of Marilyn Monroe, she photographed her manytimes, there first meeting was on the set of Misfits fromthe 1960s.Arnold always photograph Monroe looking quiterelaxed, rather than stiffly posed. On this photographyou can see a slight blur on the hand holding herpigtail, this suggest that Monroe wont of been asked tobe stiff while she was being photographed.Eve Arnold has stated that she wanted herphotography to look more personal and that a closerelationship was sometimes needed for this to beachieved, on the set of The Misfits Arnold was the onlyphotographers let into Marilyns ‘inner circle’, this leadto them doing other photo-shoots after the end offilming.With a lot of Arnolds photographs the subjects are in aposition with either background or centred with notmuch background and the focus on them, I think thatas Eve photographed a lot of iconic people that for herto be to be valued as a photographer she would haveto do this with her images, I think she achieved greatresults with all of her images and I also think that thecloseness of her relationship with Monroe helped agreat deal in achieving natural personal looking photos.
  5. 5. This photograph was taken in Long Island, NewYork 1955.Eve states that this photo was taken while shewas setting up her equipment ready for a shoot,Monroe took out a book to read while she waswaiting.Marilyn is slightly centred on the image, althoughthe image looks more to the left as Arnold hastaken it from a slight angle. I think this imageworks well as the lines from her top and the linesfrom the bars of the frame all fit in together, alsothe way that her legs are positions fits in with thelines of the bars and the top she is wearing.The colouring of this image works well also as thebars are slightly faded and the ground and thetress don’t jump out at you, this brings moreattention to the subject of the photograph as herclothing and skin is brighter and eye catchingthan the rest of the image. This image could bean example of rule of thirds as Monroe is centredand has the bars on one side and the ground onthrees on another.
  6. 6. This photograph was taken in Long Island, NewYork 1955.Eve states that this photo was taken while shewas setting up her equipment ready for a shoot,Monroe took out a book to read while she waswaiting.Marilyn is slightly centred on the image, althoughthe image looks more to the left as Arnold hastaken it from a slight angle. I think this imageworks well as the lines from her top and the linesfrom the bars of the frame all fit in together, alsothe way that her legs are positions fits in with thelines of the bars and the top she is wearing.The colouring of this image works well also as thebars are slightly faded and the ground and thetress don’t jump out at you, this brings moreattention to the subject of the photograph as herclothing and skin is brighter and eye catchingthan the rest of the image. This image could bean example of rule of thirds as Monroe is centredand has the bars on one side and the ground onthrees on another.

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