Richard Avedon

16 Oct

Most of you guys have probably already heard of the famous photographer Richard Avedon

He’s well-known for taking pictures of celebrities like Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, The Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe and more. If you look past those big names and really analyze his art, there is something quite beautiful about his black and white photos. Richard Avedon would shoot portraits as well as fashion, so in his photos you can see a lot of the interesting movement that is captured in the fashion photos and the rawness of some of the portraits he takes. He has this one portrait of an old man and i can’t get over how wonderful his wrinkles are and how nothing is edited in the photos. It’s all there.

if that makes sense.






Truman Capote

Dwight Eisenhower
Marian Anderson

Dick Hickock, Murderer, Garden City, Kansas, April 15, 1960

Dick Hickock

Ezra Pound

William Burroughs

Malcom X


After posting this I realized I put up a lotttttt of pictures. But I encourage you guys to look up more of his photos ! They’re all so wonderful!



One Response to “Richard Avedon”

  1. MH October 22, 2010 at 5:55 am #

    Wow, reminiscent of the Renaissance in photographic form in a sense.

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