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