Authored Portraits

by Jason

A concept I am starting to explore is the “authored portrait.”  This is something that photographers such Richard Avedon, Jill Greenberg, and Annie Liebovitz are known for.  Specifically, Avedon’s style has always intrigued me.  In order to “author” a portrait one has to completely control the subject in an effort to get some kind of reaction, some kind of expression that captures something of who they are.  That is what I have tried to do with these two portraits.

Special thanks to Tori and Anali for modeling!