Ben Man Ray

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.

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/man-ray-portraits/exhibition.php
What a lovely finish to this Sean, it has an ethereal quality about it. really suits the perfect skin of the young and gives Ben an air of innocence, great work.
posted January 19th, 2013  
I love Man Ray as well Sean, and this is a beautiful portrait! Fav :)
posted January 19th, 2013  
nice photo of Ben - will have to play with this effect
posted January 19th, 2013  
Brilliant interpretation :-)
posted January 19th, 2013  
Has some of the attributes of a charcoal drawing. Looks like an interesting day out.
posted January 19th, 2013  
almost looks porcelain...amazing finish, wonderful idea and very well executed!!
posted January 19th, 2013  
great image - I too like Man Ray's work. We live very near to Farley Farm, home of Lee Miller, so have seen a lot of her work and will be going to see Man Ray's exhibition (and Ansel Adam's). By a strange coincidence my photo of the day is a homage to a photographer too !
posted January 19th, 2013  
A very light touch here & a rather luminous effect, it doesn't look like a photo at all ...more a sort of three D etching. beautiful light behind his face!
posted January 19th, 2013  
Fabulous work, Sean
posted January 19th, 2013  
Nicely done - good to see experimentation.
posted January 19th, 2013  
Forgot to say - a Fav!
posted January 19th, 2013  
Beautifully done Sean, for me it has the quality of a charcoal sketch. Perfect for the young Ben. Fav!
posted January 19th, 2013  
Very nice portrait!
posted January 19th, 2013  
A great portrait
posted January 19th, 2013  
works great, looking forward to the exhibition too :)
posted January 19th, 2013  
Nice job... Love the touch of over exposure this has.
posted January 19th, 2013  
very cool portrait and effect. thanks for the links too!
posted January 19th, 2013  
Wonderful!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Fabulous shot Sean. I'd love to see that exhibition.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Nice image Sean. I'm hoping to get to that exhibition too.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Awesome Sean! Both exhibitions sound Great ..i would love to see them! Have Fun with that! i need to check out Man Rays work and will check out your link as i have not ever herd of him...But i have and love Ansel Adams Work! ...I wonder how you did this though? :)
posted January 20th, 2013  
beautiful drawing :)
posted January 20th, 2013  
Interesting derivation. The details have been reduced to a minimum leaving exactly what is needed to enjoy the portrait. Good job.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Interesting, have never heard of him, wonderful portrait here, it has more of drawing/sculpture feel and the light is lovely!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Super portrait, love the effect!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Cool shot, nice work!
posted January 24th, 2013  
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