Technical- Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon was born and raised in New York. He began photography at the young age of twelve, and co-edited the school magazine Magpie. He joined the Marines in 1942 as a Photographer's Mate Second Class. At 22 he began working as a freelance photographer, and quickly became lead photographer for Harper's Bazaar. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century".
The picture we used was from a fashion shoot Richard Avedon photographed. Positioning of the "models" was the most difficult part of this entire process. Lighting was also a big factor, and getting the background darker than the subjects in the foreground was almost impossible using the white screen in the digital photography studio. The models also had a difficult time with flexibility, so using the liquify tool in photoshop I helped bend the backs, tilt the heads back and replicate the original photograph.