The Art of Portraits

Richard Avedon is a photographer that has made works of art with his iconic style of taking portraits. He photographed all types of people. Andy Warhol to series called American West. Always with a plain white background. It is photographers like him that inspire me to the power of simplicity of revealing people through pictures. 

There are some days that I wonder if what I do makes a difference. Should I be documenting the plight of homeless teenagers?  Underprivileged  single mothers?

Other days I catch a moment in a families life that no one else could. This is translated into so many different emotions for so many different people in this families lives. I will probably never know. 

I am so glad I have the privilege of going into the intimate space of a families life, and creating a time in their history. I am grateful. 

RIchard Avedon 1969

RIchard Avedon 1969

Richard Avedon 1980

Richard Avedon 1980