Inge Morath Composition Lessons: Depth, Layers, Filling the Frame, Multiple Subjects

Inge Morath epic compositions:


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1. Layers/depth:

GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.
GB. ENGLAND. London. Publisher Eveleigh NASH at Buckingham Palace Mall. 1953.

2. Similar layered/depth composition:

IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).
IRAN. Shiraz. 1956. Veiled Muslim women and caged cockatoos (wives of one man).

3. Filling the frame; spacing of subjects:

USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.
USA. Walker, Kentucky. 1965. A poor mother and her children.

4. Shoemaker boy

Repetition of shoes in the foreground, the boy in the middle-ground, and the other kid in the top-left background:

The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.

5. Three elements, spacing:

Man on the far right looking at Marilyn Monroe on the left- who is looking outside. Note the nice placement of the lamp in the center of the frame:

USA. Reno, Nevada. 1960. Set of “The Misfits”. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their suite in Renoís Mapes Hotel after a dayís shooting.
USA. Reno, Nevada. 1960. Set of “The Misfits”. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their suite in Renoís Mapes Hotel after a dayís shooting.
USA. Reno, Nevada. 1960. Set of “The Misfits”. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their suite in Renoís Mapes Hotel after a dayís shooting.
USA. Reno, Nevada. 1960. Set of “The Misfits”. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their suite in Renoís Mapes Hotel after a dayís shooting.
USA. Reno, Nevada. 1960. Set of “The Misfits”. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their suite in Renoís Mapes Hotel after a dayís shooting.

6. Leading lines, spacing, and variation of heights:

USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
USSR. Leningrad. 1967. Poet Joseph BRODSKY on the roof of the Peter and Paul Fortress.

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