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Looking At Portrait Photography

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Looking At Portrait Photography

  1. 1. Looking at Portrait Photography
  2. 2. “ Photographs are a link to the eternal ” from Photography , by London and Upton
  3. 3. Traditional Portraiture Environmental Portraiture Portraits using props/clothing Portraits that rely on gesture Portraits taken from the back Portraits with shadows and reflections Self-Portraits
  4. 5. Traditional Portraiture <ul><li>- A straight forward approach to photographing a person with emphasis placed on the face of the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>- The object is to capture a physical likeness of the subject, as close to reality as possible. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Julia Margaret Cameron, Mrs. Herbert Duckworth , 1867
  6. 7. Sandy Edwards, from the book Paradise is a Place , 1997
  7. 8. Bob Gruen, John Lennon
  8. 9. Environmental Portraiture <ul><li>- A portrait of a person taken in front of background or setting which helps to relay something meaningful about that person. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Arnold Newman, Piet Mondrian, 1942
  10. 11. <ul><li>Painting by Piet Mondrian </li></ul>
  11. 12. Bernd Lohse, Bookkeeper at the Minolta Company, Osaka, 1951
  12. 13. Arthur Tress, Boy in a Fire-Bombed Store 1969
  13. 14. Portraits using props/clothing <ul><li>-Using an object or article of clothing that relates to your subject can help to convey something unique about that person. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Danny Lyon, Spanky and Cowboy 1965
  15. 16. Edward Steichen, Gloria Swanson, 1926
  16. 17. Arnold Newman, Igor Stravinsky , 1946
  17. 18. Portraits that rely on gesture <ul><li>-By capturing your subject’s body language , i.e. a distinctive hand movement or facial expression, you can provide insight into the personality or profession of the individual you are photographing. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Yosef Karsh, Martha Graham , 1948
  19. 20. Roy DeCarava, Coltrane No.24 , 1963
  20. 21. Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe , 1920
  21. 22. Georgia O’Keeffe, Calla Lilies , 1923
  22. 23. Portraits from the back <ul><li>-It is possible to create a meaningful rendering of a person without focusing on their face. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Onesipe Aguado, Woman Seen From the Back, 1862
  24. 25. Imogen Cunningham, Jane and Alice and Imogen, 1940
  25. 26. Portraits with shadows or reflections <ul><li>-Using the many different qualities of light and shadow can help to add another layer of interest and depth to a photograph. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Lee Friedlander, New York City , 1960
  27. 28. Imogen Cunningham, Roi Partridge, 1922
  28. 29. Self-Portraits <ul><li>-Alone with the camera, you can create an honest and revealing portrait of yourself. </li></ul>
  29. 30. Ilse Bing, Self-Portrait with Mirrors ,1957
  30. 31. Ashley Knight-Greenfield, Self-Portrait, 2001
  31. 32. Whitney Hart, Self-Portrait , 2001
  32. 33. More Student Work
  33. 34. Yume Kitasei, Portrait of her Twin , 2001
  34. 35. Susannah Ludwig, Portrait of her Twin , 2001
  35. 36. Ariana Constant, Portrait of her Sister , 2001
  36. 37. Raffi Holznyc-Pimental, Portrait of his Brother, 2001
  37. 38. The End
  38. 39. Bibliography Hirsch, Robert. Seizing The Light, A History of Photography. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000. London and Upton. Photography, Sixth Edition . New York: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers,Inc., 1998. Philippi, Simone, editor. 20th Century Photography Museum Ludwig Cologne . Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 1996. Mears and Edwards. Paradise Is A Place . Sydney, Australia: Random House, 1997. Friedman and Friend. From Yesterday To Today, The Beatles . Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. Time-Life Editors. Life Library of Photography, Photographing Children . New York: Time-Life Books, 1971. Hambourg, Apraxine, Daniel, Rosenheim, and Heckert. The Waking Dream, Photography’s First Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993.
  39. 40. Bibliography Greenough and Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz, Photographs and Writings . Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1983. Arrowsmith and West, editors. Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz, Two Lives. New York: HarperCollins Publishers/Callaway Editions, 1992. Wolf, Sylvia. Julia Margaret Cameron’s Women . Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1998. Friedlander, Lee. Lee Friedlander Photographs . New York: Haywire Press, 1978. Galassi, Peter. Roy De Carava, A Retrospective . New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Lorenz, Richard. Imogen Cunningham Portraits . Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1997

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