Portraiture is a window to the soul. – Anonymous
The wonderful professional photographic portraits that Clay Aiken has published during his professional career have always fascinated me. Many of them are charming, some are serious and some have a touch of humor that comes through the camera lens.
As I was researching information, I came across the following quotes about photography that I thought were interesting. I hope you enjoy them too!
“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.”
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
When Jack London had his portrait made by the noted San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe, London began the encounter with effusive praise for the photographic art of his friend and fellow bohemian, Genthe. “You must have a wonderful camera…It must be the best camera in the world…You must show me your camera.” Genthe then used his standard studio camera to make what has since become a classic picture of Jack London. When the sitting was finished, Genthe could not contain himself: “I have read your books, Jack, and I think they are important works of art. You must have a wonderful typewriter.”
The following are a few of the wonderful photographic portraits of
Oh…I think I got carried away!!
Which picture is your favorite?
Don’t forget, if you click on the picture, you can see it in the original size!