Green Silk
 

Green Silk

Look carefully at this woman, outfitted in her expensive silk satin gown with its delicate lace sleeves. Note her expensive pearl jewelry. Study her face. It has an upside down triangle with widely spaced eyes, a long nose with a bulbous end, a small mouth, and a definitive sharp chin. It’s a remarkably...
Bryan Kneale
 

Bryan Kneale

Bryan Kneale (born 1930) is primarily known as an abstract sculptor. However, I chose his “Self-Portrait” from 1955 for today’s featured image because of the tale he is telling. Without using words, we immediately know something about him. The subject’s gaze is contemplative yet wistful, with a touch of sadness...
Elizabeth Gadd
 

Elizabeth Gadd

  Study this image titled Be Still by Elizabeth Gadd, who is a Canadian photographer based out of Vancouver. It’s haunting and beautiful. It speaks to me of loneliness and the search for inner stillness. Many of her images consist of a lone figure posed in the midst of a majestic...
Caroline Jasper
 

Caroline Jasper

I remember taking cobalt blue Lowball glasses into the photography studio and trying to capture their translucency on black and white film. (I was using good old Tri-X, that reliable, mid-century staple of photojournalists and wanna be photogs everywhere.) At some point, this attraction twisted into studying how artists portray...
Anna Nemoy
 

Anna Nemoy

Portraits are my focus. I love studying the captivating variations. However, every once in a while something else will catch my eye and make me wanna go zigazig ah. Whether it’s sculpture, architecture, a still-life, an abstract, an installation, a woodcut, or an aerial photograph, if it smacked me in...
Annie Liebowitz
 

Annie Liebowitz

Annie Liebowitz took this photograph of Bruce Springsteen in Clichy, France, during his River Tour 2016. Currently, I’m reading Bruce’s memoir “Born to Run.” In it, he confessed he wanted to be one of the Beatles when he was a teenager. I wanted to be Annie Liebowitz. The photographic portrait...