Richard Avedon on Portrait Photography

Richard Avedon instructions on dodging and burning.

Richard Avedon instructions on dodging and burning.

Richard Avedon instructions on dodging and burning.
Richard Avedon instructions on dodging and burning.

I consider Richard Avedon the best portrait photographer who ever lived (so far).

Here are some notes from a conversation between him and Irving Penn.

Also below are some of my favorite portraits of his, from his project, “In the American West”:

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