Its 3:16 at night on Friday, May 16th, and I've spent the past three hours flipping through the archives of the all-time great portrait photographers like Arnold Newman, Herb Ritts, and Richard Avedon trying to pretend I could do what they do with 0.001% of the effort. While I'm conceited, I'm humble enough to admit I'm about as close to matching their work as I am to holding my breath longer than a dead man.
Sophia Loren, by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, December 1965
Andy Warhol, by Albert Watson, 1985
Tony in White, by Herb Ritts, 1988
Christian Bale, by Platon
Antonio Banderas, by Herb Ritts, 1994
Bobby Clark, by Philippe Halsman, 1954
Marcel Duchamp, by Arnold Newman, 1966
Suzy Parker, by Richard Avedon, 1951
If you enjoyed, feel free to check out my photographs, which are awful compared to these gems.