24 November 2010

He Said She Said

"I worked with very, very strong feelings. I photographed what I feared: aging, death, and the despair of living." - Richard Avedon
"A portrait photographer depends upon another person to complete his picture. The subject imagined, which in a sense is me, must be discovered in someone willing to become implicated in a fiction he cannot possibly know about. My concerns are not his. We have separate ambitions for the image. His need to plead his case probably goes as deep as my need to plead mine, but the control is with me." - Richard AvedonThe photographer with Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. This is one of my favourite portraits from his series, In the American West.

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