Monday, March 1, 2010

Richard Avedon's corrections on a print

The areas which Avedon has circled required either different levels of contrast in the new print, or needed to be retouched with dodging and burning. In other words, a LOT of darkroom time for Avedon's printing studio. Avedon was legendary for the amount of resources he would put into the process of obtaining one perfect print, often shooting 100 frames for one final photograph, and in addition to that having his printer change the most miniscule details of a print, as here.


MrJeffery said...

i love his work. this is interesting.

Merkin Muffley said...

really cool...where'd you dig this up?

stolibolly said...

via a friend who does work for the avedon foundation

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