Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Creating Beauty

Henri Matisse, French artist (1869-1954) Master of Color
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."

Alexey Brodovitch (1898-1971) I don't know his work except his 25 years as art director for Harper's Bazaar. However, he helped train and influence my favorite fashion photographer. One lesson: "If you look into your camera and see something you've seen before, don't click the shutter."

Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004) His fashion photography was stunning, sometimes shocking -- not the picture of the dress, but the feeling of the dress.

Then he continued his revolutionary ways with pictures of people, regular people, famous people, looking straight into the camera. "All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." His portraits have white backgrounds with the subject facing the camera straight on. He said all of his pictures were pictures of him.

Create your own beauty. Be unique. Put yourself into your work. Make it your own.

technorati tags: , , , , ,

No comments: