Revealing a Secret
I love protraits. And in my mind, there was no greater portrait artist, in any medium, than Richard Avedon. He had an intangible gift for creating a relationship between himself and his subject, that is so evident in his work. I have always claimed you could see it in his subjects eyes. For some reason, otherwise private people opened up to him and he could take an unflattering picture of anyone and make them beautiful. I have worshipped his work and always secretly wished to be famous enough, just to have an Avedon portrait of myself. Obviously that was never going to happen...but a person can dream, can't they?
Posted by Katiep at Thursday, July 23, 2009