MAKING PORTRAITS

MAKING PORTRAITS

 

A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

—RICHARD AVEDON.

 

INTRODUCTION

The following portraits were made in different styles with different setups and equipment. Taken together, they provide a broad sample of what it's possible to do when one sets about the often daunting task of capturing someone's likeness with a camera.

As mentioned earlier, we have not arranged this collection of portrait spreads in any particular order. You'll not, for example, find all the portraits we shot with a two-light setup grouped ...

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