Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Fan Letter #2 Richard Avedon

Hey Dick:

I know you are dead, so you'll never read this, but I wanted to let you know I'm a big fan.  Like most former photography students I studied a little art/photo history while we looked at your early fashion work, and some of your "art" what I enjoy most are your portraits.  As we expect they are technically

perfect, and in the digital age, I appreciate the craft.  It's the connection the subjects make with me, the viewer, that I am in awe of.  Make me a beautiful portrait thanks, make me a beautiful portrait that connects me with the subject ... LOVE it.  Go further take a risk and photograph not so beautiful people  and make me care, that's bold and I'm at a point where I don't care about "beautiful" or "important" people we see them idolized to often in the media.  I'd like to think you felt the same way, because when I look at your In the American West I see you giving your subjects the same care you would a    

big budget fashion shoot, or celebrity portrait.

Anyway thanks for making pictures for sixty years so we have a lot to look at.


David Cutts

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