The old engravings are a great resource for students and professionals to examine and study composition, human anatomy, architectural details and fabric drapery folds. Usually engraved after paintings, these monochromatic works distill the essence of those studies.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
I wish this style would come back in other media; imagine an entire film, made to looked like these engravings.
EXcellent reaction, ToB! Yes, imagine.
Film and illustrative imagery, elusive and illusory.
I just finished watching a DVD of Hugo, just moments before seeing your comment — a most inspiring film about pushing the limits of film.
You present so much of the future in your blog. The future of film and entertainment will be astounding!
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