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Photo 111

Your introduction to digital media!


A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks. He’s implicated in what’s happening, and he has a certain real power over the result. The way someone who’s being photographed presents himself to the camera and the effect of the photographer’s response on that presence is what the making of a portrait is about.

-Richard Avedon

Take a series photographs of yourself against a plane background (white wall).  In half of the images use your posture, clothes, hair and makeup to tell the truth about yourself.  In the other half use these same tools to tell a lye.  The final images will be grayscale but use as much color as possible so they are more fun to edit!  Take over 400 photos using a flat defused light source a la Richard Avedon’s American West.

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