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The swinging sixties – research point

Terence Donovan:

The picture on the bottom left is of the comedian Norman Wisdom.

Pose/ gesture: head shot showing a iconic comedian.

Props: flat cap his characters iconic clothes

Lighting: looks like butterfly lighting due to the shadow under his nose but the rest of the lighting on his face is very soft.

Background: plain to make you look at the face longer.

Meaning: The typical character of Normal Wisdom but probably looks slightly older than when he originally did this character.

references:

http://www.beetlesandhuxley.com/sites/default/files/stock-images/NORMAN-WISDOM-1988ADVERTISING-SHOOT-FOR-BRITISH-TELECOM-1-C26157.jpg

http://images.npg.org.uk/800_800/7/3/mw11173.jpg

http://ris.fashion.telegraph.co.uk/RichImageService.svc/imagecontent/1/TMG9636166/m/donovan-twiggy_2380248a.jpg

 

Brian Duffy:

The picture on the bottom right hand side is of the singer David Bowie.

Pose/Gesture: head shot of a character called Aladdin Sane, who Bowie wrote about

Clothes: Shirtless

Props: lighting strike painted over left eye

Background: Plain for the colours to stand out.

Meaning: Aladdin Sane and a hint of Bowie’s personality.

References:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2010/jun/05/brian-duffy-died-photography 

http://www.eadt.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.988677!/image/4237883774.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_490/4237883774.jpg

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/6951311/1960s-photographer-Brian-Duffy-picks-up-camera-30-years-on.html

Norman Parkinson:

The picture on the top left hand side is of the Beatles.

Pose/ Gesture: 4 head shots side by side (almost like a typical selfie)

Props: none that I can see

lighting: its very hard to tell as their faces all look soft lighted almost as if they had stood by a window.

Background: looks like a room of some sort as you can see the joining of the wall and window at the top. But the whole image is so tightly cropped you cant really see a background.

Meaning: Shows the Beatles how they were before the drugs, it is a unusual angle on them as most pictures of them are usually serious but they are having a lot of fun here.

References:

https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/4/21/1366544814426/Beatles-by-Norman-Parkins-010.jpg

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf2ncfoVPL1qzd1fwo1_500.jpg

http://www.beetlesandhuxley.com/sites/default/files/stock-images/CARMEN-AND-CHIP-IN-THE-BAHAMAS-THE-BRITISH-COLONIAL-HOTEL-NASSAU-1959-1-C28503.jpg

 

Angus McBean:

The picture on the bottom right hand side is of William Chappell.

Pose/gesture: Juggling balls with actors faces on, looking upwards as if to say who is going to win?

Clothes: Suit and tie to give the impression of an awards show

Props: Balls with actors faces on

Background: plain to help the balls stand out in the background

Meaning: maybe to promote an awards evening such as BAFTA or NTAS.

References:

https://sianghuatinspirations.wordpress.com/tag/portrait/

http://visualisingchina.net/blog/2013/11/05/art-imitates-art/

http://beatlephotoblog.com/manchester-square

John French:

The image on the right hand side is of Jean Shrimpton.

Pose/ gesture: The pose is to show a woman with her curves, the cigarette makes her look similar to Audrey Hepburn.

Clothes: Long black dress.

Props: Cigarette similar to Audrey Hepburn

Lighting: halo effect on the background and then a sift light coming in slighting off to the right hand side.

Background: Plain backdrop with halo effect to make her really stand out of the backdrop.

Meaning: fashion style shot to make her look like Audrey Hepburn, maybe to say that anyone can look like her?

References:

https://hannahfountainoca.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cfa42-audreyhepburn3.jpg

http://in1.ccio.co/R8/p/42/JohnFrench056.jpg?iw=300 

http://40.media.tumblr.com/iHh03P2VOqj8633hvVkYONBeo1_500.jpg

 

Cecil Beaton:

The top left hand picture is of the Queen, Elizabeth II.

Pose/gesture: Looking off to the side to give us a best overall view of her crown.

Clothes: Detailed dress, sash, broach, necklace and crown

Props: Crown, necklace, sash, broach

Lighting: The lighting is really soft so maybe either a window light or the photographer has used one light straight in front of the model.

Background: Plain background, this makes the Queen stand out from the background. It is simple but effective.

Meaning: Maybe a publicity shoot on the queen’s coronation to show people a different side to the queen.

References:

http://cooteandco.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/twiggy.jpg

https://hannahfountainoca.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/f00ac-cecil-beaton-hepbur.png

http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/sites/default/files/cecil_beaton_lightbox_queen_1.jpg

Richard Avedon:

The picture on the top left hand side is off Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pose/ gesture: Looking straight at the camera to give you a sense that he is in charge.

Clothes: T-shirt, this could be to show him in every day life.

Props: T-shirt, make him look more relaxed and less formal.

Lighting: lighting coming from the top right hand side to cast a dark shadow under his chin to make him look more masculine.

Background: Plain, there is more contrast to this image.

Meaning: With the camera point up towards him, he looks almost threatening as if he is looking down on you.

References:

http://arterecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Richard_Avedon-Obama.jpg

https://hannahfountainoca.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/dae1b-aschwar.jpg

https://maryckhayes.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/avedon_beekeeper.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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