Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Another Inspiration or Two...

Another street photographer that had an impact on how I looked at street photography was Danny Santos II. I wasn't sure how much use this photographer's work would be to me because I'd already finished portraits but who knows: maybe I'd find a way to fit photographs inspired by his work into later projects within the course. The photograph that stood out for me amongst a myriad of other surreal and beautiful shots he had taken in a series called 'Portraits of Strangers' was the first one found at: http://www.dannyst.com/gallery/portraits-of-strangers/ accessed on 30 May 2012.

   Also looking at Thomas Leuthard's work once more showed him seemingly catching the essence of each persons' demenour through a photograph, which I admired. Examples of him capturing these expressions were: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasleuthard/5725478270/in/set-72157626159231741/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasleuthard/6068624481/in/set-72157626159231741/ accessed on 30 May 2012. At first I couldn't put my finger on how he had done this but then I realised how and was glad I had researched him again as well as Danny Santos II.

   The common feature that I found most profound between Santos II and Thomas Leuthard's work were, similar to Steve McCurry's portraits like 'Afghan Girl, Pakistan', found at http://stevemccurry.com/galleries/portraits and accessed on 30 May 2012, the eyes. They were very lucid and poignant, although more natural I felt in both these two artist's work compared with Steve McCurry's.

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