Since I was only a child, Arnold Newman (gallery; another gallery) (obituary)
has been my favorite photographer. He specialized in "environmental portraiture," carefully posing his subjects in surroundings that spoke to their personalities. He usually spent hours or days meticulously planning every aspect of the shot, and not always to make the subject look good
. Many of his photos became the definitive photograph of the person
. I hope one day to make even one photograph that comes close to what he was able to do.
posted by The Deej
on Feb 3, 2007 -