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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 10: Reconstructing Yousuf Karsh

Another week, another staged portrait shot composed through the use of artificial side (reflective and diffused) lighting.

This week, I decided to further my reconstruction project with a new artist/photographer favorite of mine, Yousuf Karsh, who is known for his famous portraits of JFK, Einstein, and even MLK Jr.

While researching in preparation for this reference/reconstruction (with my own flare, of course), I came across this image:

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Needless to say, I fell in love with the textures and beauty and knew this would be the subject of my very special homage to a brilliant artist/photographer.

Without further ado, here is my shot for Week 10 of this portraiture project!

The rules I have laid out are simple – 1) these portraits can be of myself or another model, but cannot be the same image as my other project; 2) There must be a lighting element – whether my studio lights or a consciously planned shoot using natural lighting from the golden hour, etc.  The key being consciously planned – no “on a whim”, point the camera at someone and call it complete.  These will be portraits per the definition:

por·trait
/ˈpôrtrət/

Noun

1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.

Synonyms
picture – likeness – portraiture – portrayal – effigy

My goal is to expand my portraiture abilities and processing as well as direction I give others while also working on my creative muscles and my own personal style, which I believe to be shooting what I like to see!

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