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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.