'Colour VS Black and White' in Portrait Photography
In this unit of work i'm going to expirment whether different aspects of the face are more appling in colour or black and white. i have researched three different photographers. First they is a photographer called Emma that i came across browsing through the internet of black and white pictures. She is now a well known photographer but i find her style appling as its more 'edgy'. After looking at Emma i then thought i needed to look at a well known black and white photographer. For my exam for AS i did black and white and this led to me pick the well-known photographer Daivd Baily as my third photographers. Now that i had 2 black and white photographers i then needed to find a photographer that works with colour which led to to Steve McCurry.
This is an artist i found on ablog page while researching other black and white photographers. She uses maily black background and a vary of models with different skin done as you can see in the images above. the lighter skin tone of the model the more fair skined they ill turn out in black and white, this is somethng that i will also need to think about when it comes to my photo-shoots by picking 3-4 different skin tones and experimenting.
David Royston Bailey is an English photographer born 2 January 1938 and it recognised as one of the nation's best photographer. He began his career in photography as an assistant at the John French studio and then photographer for John Cole's Studio Five before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine in 1960s. I have studid him in some of my pervious work and so thought he was th best example of what i want to achieve. David uses a vary of backgrounds that either of black, grey or white. When it comes to my photoshoots i will use both black and white backgrounds so that i have the option of going the same as David Baily.
Steve McCurry was born on February 24, 1950 in Pennsylvania and attended univiversity there. He is best known for his photograph of "Afgan Girl" the images you see on the left which appeared in the National Geographic magazine. I choose this photographer for my Colour back because i liked the way he worked with contrasting colours that make the images more effective. When it comes to my photoshoots i will have some in plain colours clothing and some with bright colour clothing.
This photoshoot consists of a dark skinned model, she is wearing no make up and a plain black shiry