Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

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Legends - Diane Arbus

Born:

1923, New York City (died 1971)

Locations:

New York City

Gear:

35mm Nikon
Twin-lens reflex Rolleiflex
twin-lens reflex Mamiya with flash

Influences:

Berenice Abbott
Alexey Brodovich
Lisette Model
Weegee

Peers:

Richard Avedon
Walker Evans
Garry Winogrand
Lee Friedlander

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”

“Take pictures of what you fear.”

“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things if I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself”

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”

Key Publications:

 

Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
Diane Arbus Revelations

References:

 

Wikipedia

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