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The Portrait, 2nd Edition by Tim Meyer, Glenn Rand

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13 Facial Analysis

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“I had 15 minutes with Dame Edna and had to be focused to show the essence of her character without having to feel or know her much, so when she did her lips thing I got closer and photographed it...that’s how I photograph, I get close.”© Elinor Carucci (Courtesy of the artist)

What do we want and what do our clients want? This is not a question that originated with recent advances in capture and retouching tools; it has been with us since Greek and Roman times. The concern is whether a portrait should be an exact, idealized, or factually correct portrayal of the subject. In photographic portraits, we have the ability to make ...

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