24 September 2009

about photography

"Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is . . . the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own."

- Richard Avedon


Jan Buse said...

Elsa Dorfman remembers Avedon:

"I watched him work, photographing Allen Ginsberg and his family, was totally controlling and in control. He controlled where each toe of each of the twelve relatives was lined up on a predetermined chalk line. He determined each person's posture. He worked from sketches drawn before the session which were based on each person's height and size. Nothing was left to chance. He took Polaroids to check the lighting and the arrangement of subjects."


jeanne said...

I'm loving these quotes, Jan, keep them coming!