Thursday, June 11, 2009

Inspiration no. 1

Someone has encouraged me to start sharing things that inspire me, and since I'm too lazy to retouch my own stuff I've decided that I agree. Starting to talk about inspiration with out mentioning Richard Avedon would be so blasphemous that I wouldn't dare to do otherwise.

Consider it a cliché if you want, but if it weren't for Richard Avedon, I would not even be a photographer. I was in the photography club in highschool, and never even considered it as a career until we all watched a documentary about him. The way he and others spoke about his work really stayed with me ... his process, his methods. The passion that he had for what he did, and that others had for what he did. I'd never seen anything like that before, and his images were completely unforgettable. So although everyone has seen all of his work before, here it is - the man who ignited that first spark, which I can't seem to get rid of.

All images in this post are by or for Richard Avedon

<3, Forever.



  1. Have you seen his book performance? it's a collection of his work that he did with actors/ singers and performers . It is breath taking, he loved to move about and those people teamed with him took it to a whole new level. Love this man!

  2. I have not seen that! I'm looking for it right now.


    you'll love it, not only that it also has allot of interviews and also the subjects share how he directed them

  4. I HAVE seen that one! I'm just too scared to touch it, because I know I'll end up buying it ... and I'm broke.

  5. Bro I feel yah!! its had to walk away from a book by someone you love, the other day I came across a book of all the iconic vanity fair portraits.. annie / avedon everyone who I love has shot one... but yeah at $80 .. it's hard!