Here’s a great quote on photography from the great portrait photographer Richard Avedon.
“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ” – Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon was one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th Century. His work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Egoiste and The New Yorker set the standards for fashion photography. His portraits of musicians, dancers and artists are some of the best-known and most profound images in our culture.
Here some of the great photography books by Richard Avedon.