Jane Bown: Faces

Jane Bown was an English photographer, mostly widely known for her portraits of celebrities and her peers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson. This portrait of Bjork was included in Bown’s Photo Book, Faces She has managed to capture a sense of warmth and comfort in her subject’s face, implying that she made them feel at ease. There is another photograph of Bjork from the series that is more famous, where her hands are covering a lot of her face, but I prefer this one as it gives off a sense of personality. The subject appears friendly and welcoming, and I think a part of that is the fact that she is sitting, and not towering above the camera. Her eyes are the focus of the image and her smile. I want to emulate this sense of personality in my photography own with my subjects.

 

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