Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Photo Portrait

Of course you can always count on an interesting photo from Annie Leibovitz, but I really like this portrait photo of Winona Ryder. This epitomizes the sort of photo portrait I like to shoot.


Artman2112 said...

yeah that's a nice one!

E.G.Palmer said...

That is very nice. I wonder how much of this is Liebovitz,and how much is Ryder? When she takes photos of non-actors you can assume,(or at least,I do), that Liebovitz is the major part of the photo. Taking a pic of someone who's job is portraying an image has to change the dynamic there. Never haven taken portrait photos of famous actors myself, I don't know this, but it seems that way to me.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Any successful portrait is a partnership between subject and photographer, of course more so when the subject is capable of controlled nuance and the photographer is sensitive to every aspect of the image. Ryder is of course 'acting' for the camera, and Leibovitz is of course 'directing' her subject. Rather like making a movie that doesn't move.

What a wonderful job Leibovitz has.