Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer
You just made me think - that could be taken to be a pretty good description of Bacon's work, also?
A key reason why I love this shot so much, actually, just as the Dylan Thomas shot echos, in some inscrutable Brandty way, Thomas's works.

(Not all of Brandt's celeb portraits work well tho, imo they're often over-styled in a way that I don't feel adds to the portrait -- and some subjects, such as Dali & Picasso, probably required something stronger, Brandt's portraits of them seem rather pedestrian. For Robbe-Grillet, Brandt works wonderfully. For Alec Guiness, not so much)