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Joyce Tenneson has always been a source of inspiration for me.
Unlike the Weston boy's who's nudes seem like a straight b/w shot, Joyce
Tenneson seems to present a thought provoking ghost like image in her nudes.
I love that alabaster looking skin.
Other than the two books I own by her, I know nothing about her technique in
achieving the final look that she gets. Perhaps someone can put a little light on
the subject of her technique for me. I really love her work.
03-04-2003, 11:51 AM
Agreed, she has done beautiful work and her big prints are beautiful. I also always wondered what her technique was. I suspect a lot of testing and light placement are her strong points.
03-04-2003, 12:22 PM
Her work is very interesting. You can get a bit of information on her on the google search and if you are female you can sign up for her class at the Sante Fe Workshop Series. Her technique has a wonderful feel that only women photographers seem to be able to get.
There are many styles and ways to photograph but photography from a womans point of view is very often quite different from a man's. Very often it has the softer more romantic approach than the direct or blantant approach used by males. I often marvel at that. I'ts not always the case but in general I think it is. Even when males shoot soft focus and a more romantic shot they still don't seem to get that female touch.
On another thread here I once stated that I saw a Playboy series where one person was photographed by something like six different photographers. The styles were incredibly diverse in how they perceived the model. Unfortunately they didn't use any women photographers. Too bad, I'm sure it would have been better.
I wonder what others here think about the female perspective of photography.
03-04-2003, 12:45 PM
You know...maybe a good comparison, as close as we could come, would be looking at the work of Sally Mann and Jock Sturges. Both 8x10, both of children theya re close to. His feel different, more airy maybe, while hers feel more homey. Not sure about that, but it's a comparison worth considering, I think.
03-04-2003, 04:20 PM
I haven't seen a lot of either of their work but what I have seen, seems to me to be that Jock Sturges's work seems more like a voyeur or third person view and Sally Mann's seems more like a record of childhood.
I'll have to look through my books and see if that is really true.