Monday, 27 September 2010

Avedon's Wonder Portraits

So, for my photography homework we had to research a photographer and write about them and their work. I decided to research Richard Avedon, who is probably one of the most famous and influential fashion photographers ever. Avedon's technique was to talk to his subjects about uncomfortable, funny or sad topics to capture their true emotions. These are some of my favourites:

Avedon was well known for his portraits of famous people and his fashion photography, however, later on his career Avedon began to branch out and started photographing mental institutes, the civil rights movement, protesters of the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

His photos are definitely inspirational, check out his website:, his photos are so stunning, totally worth a look.

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