Czesław Czaplinski Portraits Americans of polish origin in the New York Metropolitan Area (1981)
Czesław Czaplinski Portraits Americans of polish origin in the New York Metropolitan Area [katalog wystawy]
New York 1981, Polish Inst. of Art and Sciences in America Inc.
Oprawa broszurowa, 24 cm
Czarno-białe fot. poza tekstem
Stan db+. (niew. otarcia okładki).
Suchy tłok Czesława Czaplinskiego na stronie tytułowej i wszyta wizytówka fotografa na przedniej wyklejce.
Photo Exhibit May 1-9 1981 Polish Inst. of Art and Sciences in America Inc.
"Portrait photography today is one of the most pop-ular and at the same time most difficult aspects of the me-dium. A portrait photographer must not only show a person as a true and real individual, he must also emphasize his personality and character. There are several ways to approach the art of por-trait photography. For example the master portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh, sometimes spent several days simply observing his subject before taking a shot. While Richard Avedon may choose to create a precise studio en-vironment to achieve the effect he is looking for. Since all of the people photographed here were very busy, and most were not able to devote more than half hour of time, I applied the method to many pictures called the "lassitude method. This was observed by Prof. George B. Glass, who when being photographed said -"You photograph to boredom." Keeping in mind the impor-tance of time, I tried to make the person feel at ease while taking dozens of photographs until the right moment was captured. I also attempt to incorporate the environments we create based on our own individual tastes into each pho-tograph. All portraits shown here were taken in the subjects natural surroundings."
Cz. Czaplinski / 1981