Portraiture project

George Galloway MP

George Galloway MP ©Nigel Goldsmith 2010

Next project, choose from one of the options below.

Final images will be presented in the last session 

  1. Recreating another photographer’s style

Look at portraits taken by three  photographers and try to recreate them using subjects, props, locations and lighting. You could start by looking at the work of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Arnold Newman, Erwin Blumenfeld, Platon, and David Bailey

The aim of this assignment is to encourage you to identify the process you think was used to take a picture from initial planning and selection of subject and location through to final execution. The images do not need to be exact duplicates of the originals but should attempt to use a similar technical and aesthetic approach.

  1. Portrait Series

Produce three portraits that have something that links them together. The approach you choose is entirely up to you but it is important to identify the overall theme before you start taking pictures. A series will normally have a theme, which links all images in the collection. Some examples of themes within portrait photography include Rineke Dijkstra’s photographs of matadors, Avedon’s ‘In the American West’ or Nicholas Nixon’s Brown Sisters series.


~ by Nigel on April 5, 2016.

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