Bill Brandt - In many of Bills photos his lighting is very dark
and mysterious. The lighting is so dark that at times you may have
to really look at the picture to figure out whats going on at that
In other pictures he makes you really use your imagination.
These pictures can even make you ask yourself What the heck? Such
as this picture
Irving Penn - He had a fascination with theater and those who
created shows. I recognized people that he photographed such as
His pictures of theatre dancers and actors made the people look
smaller than life. Where in other pictures not involving the
theatre everyone looks realistically sized.
Arnold Newman - His pictures were fun and showed that he really
enjoyed capturing moments. No matter what the moment includes, he
really captures reality, such as this strong picture of convicts by
Other pictures were often kind of crazy, but gave the audience a
And a favorite of mine from Newman really captured the love that
this man has for music and playing his piano. Newman captured even
the detail of his cigar smoke
which really drew my eyes in.
Duane Micheals - Each picture that I looked at of his had some
sort of creepy expression on the subjects face.
Even in his own self portrait, he had to take a creepy turn to
Gordon Parks - Each of his pictures that caught my eye seemed to
show some kind of disappointment or sadness. In the picture of the
girl walking away with people staring back at her, she seems to be
ashamed. In the picture of Ali, he seems tired and sad. To me his
style is attracted to misery.
Philippe Halsmann - His true style is to just capture real
people in real places. Even the famous picture of Albert Einstein
that he took, just really made me feel like I knew him. He thrived
to capture true emotions from his subjects, and it is definitely
shown in his photographs.
Robert Mapplethorpe - When I browsed through his gallery I
really feel like his way of taking pictures works around what will
make people really look at the picture and be offended or really
confused. His work was very sexual and suggestive. Especially the
one of the women holding a large penis statue.
Other pictures often involved latex and fetish like scenery/
Yousuf Karsh - When looking at this final photographers gallery,
he out of everyone really just concentrated on getting the beauty
of the persons face. Even if all the features arent the most
appealing, such as a larger nose.
What qualities do you think make up the essence of a good
portrait? Explain with examples. >> To make a portrait truly
special I believe that you, as the photographer, should follow your
heart and capture the person in the way you want to, the way you
envision this portrait to come out.
Which portraits tell you the most about the subject? Explain
with examples. >> The picture that really shows the most
about the subject was taken by Arnold Newman. He you have this man
warehouse just sitting there playing the piano and smoking a
cigar. Truly enjoying life. This is most likely what Willie did
after his shift to calm down and relax for the rest of the
I didnt answer questions 3 and 4 because they confused me
slightly and I felt that I had answered them in each critique as I