People Project 2 – Exercise – Portrature Research By Justyna Makowiec

In this research I will write about two photographers who are have different styles, the one photographer is from pre 1950 and the second post 1950’s.

Cecil Beaton : Cecil Beaton famous fashion photographer who was born on 14th January 1904 in London . When he was young he really like took photographs his first camera that he got was when Cecil was 11 year old. Cecil Beaton started working as a fashion photographer from 1920’s and 30’s before he got an award-winning costume designer stage and for the film productions. In his fashion photography Cecil Beaton was working for Vanity Fair and Vogue over there he started to have a unique style of posing people with different backgrounds. Cecil Beaton when he started his photography carrier he started in first designed a book of jackets and costumes for a charity matiness and in this same time he was learning first steps in Paul Tengueray photography studio until Magazine Vogue take him to here company in 1927. Then Cecil Beaton set up his own photography studio and have his clients and become best friends with Stephen Tennant, later on Cecil some images of Stephen was considered as the best photographs of the Bright Young People of the twenties and thirties. I like his style as it shows the beauty of his work as well ,the compositions of models and the background is very various making his photographs look defferent and interesting. Cecil Beaton was very talented and he should be inspiration for lots of people.

Some examples of Cecil Beaton photography work :

Natalie Paley, 1936
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 1690
Marilyn Monroe, 1956
Stephen Tennant, 1927
Lady Diana Cooper, 1928

Diane Arbus : Diane Arbus was an portraits photographer. She is best known for black and white portraits. Diane Arbus was born 14th of March 1923 in New York City. When she got married she learned photography as her husband actor Allan Arbus fined in her this talent and he engorged her to learn photography. Diane and her husband started to do advertising and fashion photography by working very hard and in successful team they started appearing in such magazines as Vogue.In late 1950’s Diane started to begin to focus on her own photography. While she continued her photography career in late 1960’s , Diene Arbus had some personal challenges as her marriage to Allan Arbus ended in 1969 and later she struggled with depression. For her inspiration she was visiting seedy hotels, public parks a morgue and other various locales. Those unique photographs have been showed in the Esquire Magazine in July 1960, those images showed to be a spring board for future work. In the middle of 1960’s Diane Arbus had become a well-established photographer, participating in shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York among other places. Diane was very friendly as she become friends with many others famous photographers including Richard Avedon and Walker Evans. I found this photographer interesting as the photographer used her own style by directing the people/ models looking to the camera straight and she was looking always for different and unique people as she wanted to show that every peson is defferent and the beatuy can be found in every person. I like this photographer as well because she always shoot in different locations and looking for something interesting.

Some examples of Diane Arbus photography work :

Evaluation both photographers : i choose those two photographers as I felt that those two photographers have very different styles and characters. The first photographer was creating mood of rich and powerful but smooth atmosphere characters of the people that he was capture ,were as, the second photographer was creating images by the people on images look straight to camera and also she was trying to make in lots of different locations making something different, but her work was specific as she always did her photographs in black and white making this her signature.


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