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Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:
What could be more simple and more complex,
more obvious and more profound than a portrait.
– Charles Baudelaire
As human beings we are fascinated with how we and others look.
Diane Arbus talked about the gap between intention and effect as revealed in portraiture.
People put on make-up and adorn themselves because they want to create an effect and
give a certain impression, but often other people look at them and say it’s tragic or comical or curious or funny or odd.
Portraiture can be that kind of sharp critique.
A good portrait is one that says something about the person.
We usually see parts of ourselves in others, so the
good portrait should also say something about the human condition.
Most of my portraits are not formal situations;
they are found situations.
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