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Photography. Famous and iconic photographers.

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´╗┐By: Nalin Kataria By: Nalin Kataria Iconic Photographers ________________ Iconic Photographers ________________ Man Ray Typical Subject Matter: Man Ray?s artwork was mainly Avant-garde with many fashion and portrait photography. He also made many photograms which Man Ray referred to as ?rayographs.? Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_ 1 Setting:The general setting of Man Ray?s photographs is indoors. Many of Man Ray?s photographs were taken indoors including his photograms and avant-garde images. Some of his fashion photographs however were taken outdoors. Subjects: The subjects are often arranged by Man Ray with many of his photograms taking lots of time along with his portraits taking time in portraying the subject in certain ways/forms. Visual Style: Many of Man Ray?s photograms form different shapes and images with objects. Notably, they are often ?edgy? and surreal. Many of his images also use quirky objects such as urinals which were turned into chess sets and a door that was never open and never closed. Main ideas of the artist: Man Ray?s main ideas/focuses in his work are often surrealism and avant-garde. ...read more.

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Especially everyday life and sometimes objects. Setting: Max Dupain?s photographs contain and outdoor setting. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_ 1 Subjects:The photographs taken by Max Dupain are a variety of objects and real life. Some are arranged by Max himself whilst others are taken ?on-the-go?. Visual Style: Many of Max?s photographs are black-and-white. His photographs are very simple and ?relaxed?. It shows everyday life and the simplicity of it all. Main ideas of the artist: The main focus of Max?s work is to show everyday life and his passion for photography began when he received his first camera in 1924 as a gift. Since then, he joined the Photographic Society of NSW and worked for other famous photographers such as Cecil Bostock. Bill Henson Typical Subject Matter: Bill Henson is an Australian contemporary art photographer whose subject matter includes chiaroscuro and many of his subjects include adolescents. Source:http://www.theage.com.au/entertai 1 Setting:The setting of Bill Henson?s photographs is mainly indoors. Subjects: The subjects of Bill Henson are usually adolescents with many of his photographs having the faces of his subjects blurred out. ...read more.

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Subjects: The subjects are arranged by himself. Visual Style: His visual style incorporates colour and with many pictures being of a ?grandure? scale. Main ideas of the artist: His influences were probably from Noh and Kabuki classical theatre. Analysis Bill Henson?s ?Untitled #5? The lighting in this image is extremely evident as we can see the ?back? of the subject has a shadow over it as if to show someone is behind the subject. The naked image of the child shows the vulnerability of the subject in the photograph. Another aspect of the photograph is the composition. The black background shows the subject by itself in an ?isolated? environment where there is no-one to help her. The ?biting of the fingernails? also helps to show the vulnerability of the subject. This typical Bill Henson image shows the subject facing away from the viewer as if to show that the viewer is simply a ?watcher? and plays no role in the image. It also shows Bill Henson?s ideals about ?pushing the boundaries of art? through the provocative naked adolescent and the dark and serious theme of image. ...read more.

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