Edward Steichen, Model Wearing Sandals. 1934
For this assignment, we had to recreate an image that was taken before we were born. Edward Steichen was one of the first photographers that came to my mind to research. I love his images - he took beautiful black and white portraits and fashion photographs in the 30's and 40's. I feel that his images really celebrate the beauty of women and the female form. I liked the simplicity of this shot, how the legs are isolated from the rest of the body and the lines and curves are accentuated.
Here's my attempt at recreating this image:
I like my image, but it's definitely not as strong as Steichen's. I feel like I got the tone of sepia pretty close, but the contrast between the legs and the background wasn't quite there. If I had more time, I would probably try to recreate this in the studio with lights and a backdrop, as opposed to ambient light and a wall, which I used. I really like the idea of this assignment though, and will probably try to do more photo recreations in the future.