Over the past few weeks we have all given a 15 minute presentation to our classmates about the work of different studio photographers through the ages. they ranged from very early pioneers taking famous images to current and upcoming photographers like my subject Linda Blacker. Below are some notes on some photographer we have seen and discussed
Annie Leibowitz – Very famous and influential artist she has taken images of people from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to The Queen. She is noted for a soft Rembrandt style and using natural window light for many images.
Mario Testino – Again an influential portrait photographer who has worked for huge fashion houses and film stars and has imaged Princess Diana
Lottie Jacobi – Known for her portrait imagery throughout the last century her subjects ranged from writer and artists to scientists and she photographed Einstein in 1935.
Bettina Von Zwehl – An interesting presentation highlighting one project where she photographed women listening to music in the dark to capture the emotion when they didn’t know the image would be taken.
David Lachappelle – Loud vibrant pop culture styled imagery again worked with many celebrities producing highly colourful and saturated pictures produced many adverts and is also a prolific film maker.
Julia Margaret Cameron – Early pioneer in imagery known for her portrait and images of people with mythical and Arthurian themes from legend. She often used soft focus and soft light and treated photography as art as well as science she frequently manipulated a wet collodion process to create her images
Yousuf Karsh – One of the great portrait photographer of the 20th century known for a distinct style in theatrical lighting. He often lit subjects hands and photographed many of the most well known celebrities and personalities of his generation most notably Winston Churchill whom he famously caught off guard by grabbing his cigar from his mouth.