I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.
A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
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.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.
By capturing American ideals of celebrity, fashion, and beauty in the 20th and early 21st centuries, Richard Avedon helped to establish photography as a contemporary art form. Avedon’s distinct style of portrait photography is nothing short of iconic.