Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

It’s been a good week.

My Father In-Law graciously agreed to sit for me and while I was happy with the result, there is a lot more I need to be thinking about in my approach to portraiture and that means more practice.

I finally got started reading Annie Liebovitz: A photographer’s life 1990-2005 I have had it for a few months but not even opened it. To be honest I had seen the hardcover of this and the cost put me off but my wife spotted a soft cover edition and got it for me.

The folio pick for this week is Ian Munro. I like images that tell a story and Munro’s character portraits do that for me (warning some images are not safe for work)

Listening to Nataly Dawn who is one half of Pomplamoose

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Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

It’s been a busy week so not much to report on…

I seem to be spending a lot of time at the City library lately. They contacted me to say my reserved copy of the documentary Annie Liebovitz: Life through a lens was in. It was well worth the wait. What a remarkable career and life. Then there is the body of work spanning so many genres, documentary photo journalism, portrait and fashion.

Lindsay Adler is a commercial fashion and portrait photographer. She also writes and her latest effort Shooting in shitty light is now in my Kindle app. Here is a short video that will give you an idea of what to expect.

I’m looking at a very broad spectrum of portraiture styles at present. Some I like more than others but almost all of them lend me something that gets me one step closer to overcoming my reluctance to photograph people.

 

“Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor”. 

Andre Gide