Photos of Richard Avedon, traced with iPad and Procreate app.

Purpose: To understand why Avedon’s portraits are so strong.

My ideas:

  1. Lots of dynamic curves, turned bodies, and edgy poses.
  2. Focus on subtle hand gesture and body language.
  3. Simple, minimalist white background.
  4. Catching the photo at the moment the subject becomes vulnerable.
  5. Avedon showing his own soul in his photos by engaging with his subject.

My favorite Richard Avedon quote:

All photos are accurate, none of them is truth.

Learn more about Richard Avedon on Portrait Photography.