Sunday, 28 November 2010

Collection 100 Research: Richard Avedon.

Richard Avedon started photography after a brief attendance at Columbia University- taking pictures of the crew of the Merchant Marines in 1942, going onto work as an advertising photographer for a department store, and quickly discovered by the art director for fashion magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Alexey Brodovitch.

Avedon soon gained recognition as a fahsion photographer due to his unique, and playful style, with models smiling, laughing, and occasionally posed in "action" shots, soon becoming the lead photographer of Vogue, with many of his portraits depicting social trends and influences.

Avdeon's portraits are notable for their minamilist black and white style, subject in front of a solid white background- focusing on the expressions posed by the models- often awaiting a candid moment mid-conversation.

I really love Avedon's style as I find he captures the true beauty and character of each of his models in such a unique and an almost perfect way- focusing the audience's complete attention on the subject, not littering the scene with uneccesary props, truly inspiring work.

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