Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RC Gorman Portrait

This is the late internationally shown artist RC Gorman who died in 2005 at the age of 74. Gorman, a Native American born in Chinle, Arizona is a Navajo Indain. If you would like to read more about RC Gorman please visit this link: http://www.answers.com/topic/r-c-gorman

Sometimes it is easy to fall into making a cliche photograph when taking pictures of artists. You should try to see beyond the obvious and make an interesting photograph that reveals the individual's character and personality. The expected shot would be him sitting or standing among his paintings and lithographs on the wall. I made a few of those images and was bored stiff. I decided, to move in tight and get a detail shot of his face and eyes. I wanted an intimate look into this famous person's face. A photograph that reveals who he is. This is RC Gorman.

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