Behind the Lens: There is a Light

This week I wish to look at three images, each of which displays an emotional intensity beyond that normally exhibited in a fashion shoot. By focusing in on the single model, the photographers imbue their portraits with a structured elegance and raw intensity that reaches the very apex of human photography. 
From Left: Kate Moss- 1994, Twiggy- 1996, Natalie Portman- 2005

The uniting factor behind these photographs is the power of the models’ eyes. By drawing the viewer into the image in such a way, the photographer is able to project more than simply beauty. What we find in these pictures is the emotional connectivity that existis in all great art. 

W. J. Humphries

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