Duane Michals, the prose portrait author

imagesDuane Michals, 18.2.1932, Single of the Day.

 

 

 

“I have a new concept. I call it the “prose portrait.” A prose portrait doesn’t necessarily show you what someone looks like; it’s not a line-for-line reproduction of a face. A prose portrait tells you what the nature of the person is about. When I photographed Magritte, the portrait was made in the nature of Magritte. When I photographed Warhol, the portrait was in the character, the mystery—if there is one—of Warhol. You can’t capture someone, per se. How could you? The subject probably doesn’t even know who he (or she) is. So, for me, a prose portrait is about a person, rather than of a person.”

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Singh, dall’India per amore

image Dayanita Singh, New Delhi -1961 -, Single of the Day

 

 

 

 

“Photography is not about reality, photography is all fiction. Let’s play with the fiction”.

“That’s what’s so great about photography, the way it can be disseminate in so many different ways”.

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