Monday, October 1, 2007

Me and Dick


Richard Avedon said;

"A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is not longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."

I shot this guy for a magazine last week and not sure if he is going to like it. He does not look particularly heroic nor am I sure the editor will run it. It is a lie and it is the truth. It is the truth in that it happened and it is a lie because I am not sure if it is a true represnatation of the subjects chararcter.

3 comments:

Sherman Charles said...

Can you explain why you shot it that way? Did you think it was a representation of his character when you shot it that way?

Aaron said...

It looks like a stoop shouldered nebbish intellectual introvert who thinks he has a sense of whimsy and humor, but probably laughs nervously at his own jokes. If that's who he is you captured him precisely. By the way, you have a typo on the word representation.

Steven said...

Is that a newshound? He should love that shot. If you don't mind, I'm going to use it on my blog...
Steve Goldstein - Alacrablog