The Influence of Art in My Photography
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
At age 8, I was obsessed with Leonardo da Vinci. I remember
making his triangular-shaped parachute with balsa wood and tissue paper. And
using pastels I copied his famous yellowish/red self-portrait.
In my long career as a Vancouver-based magazine photographer
art of the past was always in my head when I would take my portraits.
particular comes to mind. I was about to take a portrait of Iggy Pop when I was
reminded that he looked and was sitting much as Joseph Goebbels had in Geneva
in 1932 when he faced Alfred Eisenstaedt. My portrait of Iggy Pop might not
resemble exactly the shot but it satisfies nicely my knowledge of Aisenstaedt’s
In a week I have been invited to join a group of four female
artists. I was asked to bring show and tell. So here it is.
|Joseph Goebbels - Alfred Aisenstaedt
|Stravinsky - Arnold Newman
|Las Meninas on Robson
|Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez
|La Maja Desnuda - Francisco Goya
|Una Siesta en Goya
|Odalisque on Robson
|A Postacard from Helen