Friday, 14 November 2014

A very fine portrait

From the newly acquired boxes of glass plate negatives. Preparing scans for a new post.
5x7 inch dry plate glass negative.

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1 comment:

  1. I've always much more enjoyed seeing subjects posed like this in portrait paintings than in photographs. I think portraits like this are trying too hard to be like a painting rather than a photograph.Too obviously staged, too pictorial, too idealised

    That's not how I think when I see this:

    Even though it's as staged as the portrait, Sargent somehow reveals something in his subject that the photographer couldn't manage in his.