I love to look at the work of the people who have shaped photography, and have a large and ever expanding collection of books dedicated to some of the most incredible people.
Man Ray is one of my favourite photographers, his portraits are so beautiful to look at. He perfected the process of solarisation when photographer and model Lee Miller was working as his assistant. Solarisation as an affect has been chronicled back to Daguerre's time.
There is an exhibition of Man Ray's work starting in London at The National Portrait Gallery in February, so it looks like Rebecca and I will have a great day at this and the Ansel Adams exhibitions in a few weeks time.
Here is a link to the exhibition and a photographic portrait of Lee Miller by Man Ray that I have loosely used as a template for this portrait of Ben taken earlier today.