Sunday, October 30, 2011

Before Attack, Hoist a Black Flag

Katy Grannan's portraits are said to capture the desire of her subjects to offer themselves up to the camera lens. Grannan is described as a seeker for people's portraits. She enjoys photographing her subject in their own familiar surroundings as to put them at ease, and to capture the essence of who they truly are. The lasting image would then portray the relationship between the artist and model. I chose this image because of the serenity I felt when looking at it. Although it seems to be a gloomy cold day on a beach, it still shows a feeling of calmness and relaxation. The composition of the photograph is interesting too, making the viewer look at every inch of the picture.

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