Andreas Feininger is famous for his photographs of New York during the 1930s and 40s. He went on to be a well respected photographer for Life magazine. His work shows great care for detail. His application of composition shows a beautiful use of space. Above is one of a few of his self portraits. This is a perfect example of how subject and execution are extremely important to expression. Feininger and other photographers can easily set up a head shot of them smiling but that isn’t a true self portrait. It doesn’t tell you anything about them passed the way they physically look. Every component of the photograph has been carefully thought out. The way it is framed, which part is in focus, how he is addressing the camera. Much like a painting this photograph has been designed.
What does Feininger’s self portrait tell you about him?
October 20, 2014 Photo of the Week