Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Studio Portrait Research - Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg is one of the photographer I have looked at, the work has a glossy effect to it, most of the ones I found on had a model with a tear running down their face. The photographs are captured in colour, which is different in comparison to the previous works of portraiture I have looked at that can be found in my previous blog posts.

One of my favourite photographs was this one, though I feel the sitter could have been an inch more in the frame. I like the angle of this and feel inspired to capture close photographs that are well lit like this photograph.

Another photograph, similar lighting to the photograph above, I found interesting and hope to capture photographs like this. I want to really capture the sitter from a close angle and have the sitter well lit also, with rarely any shadows.

The photograph below captured by Greenberg seems to have a more glossy effect to it, with golden tones. I like the way the sitters face is highlighted and hopefully would be able to pull off the same effect with more practice in the studio. There has been lighting used to highlight the backdrop as well as lighting from above, also lighting directly onto the sitters face.

Throughout researching Greenberg's work, I have found some she has captured in a monochrome tone. The ones I did find in black and white were mainly male portraits, I feel the photographer wanted to keep the females she captured colourful and the males just in plain black and white.  

By: Jill Greenberg, 2014

By: Jill Greenberg, 2013

By: Jill Greenberg, 2008

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