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Richard Avedon

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Richard Avedon

The birthday boy for May 15 is fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

I don’t know much about Avedon’s personal life, but I do know that his photographs were full of life.  I talk about the self-indulgent tendencies of Taurus natives over and over again, especially when I’m trying to point out negative characteristics.  Yet self-indulgence can be a terrific thing, too.  Avedon allowed his subjects to become rather self-indulgent on camera.  As a result, he created some of the most iconic images of celebrities and fashion models that the world has ever known.  There’s a vitality to his work that belies the fact that he usually shot his subjects in lifeless black and white.  I suppose that’s why he dominated an industry obsessed with luxurious self-indulgence for nearly sixty years.

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May 16, 2011 at 9:27 am

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