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Shoot a Master… A Photographic Challenge

Saturday, October 7, 2017

What do Ansel Adams, Yousuf Karsh, Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Atget, Paul Caponigro, Louis Daguerre, Eadweard Muybridge, Man Ray, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Doris Ullmann, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Minor White, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Jason Pollock and Andy Warhol all have in common?  

Among other things, they are all master artists in the form or photography or paintings.

The challenge is to take an image from any of the masters in photography or paintings and to recreate that image making it your own.  

Images will be shown as part of our May 31 meeting.  Makers will be encouraged to show the image of the master, and then their interpretation of that image.  For the evening, we will ask the audience to pick the images they like the best and a small award will be offered to the winners.

To get started, search on Google “Famous Photographers in History” or “Famous Painters” and pick those makers who resonate most to you.  Then pick the image that you wish to recreate in your own way.  Then make the image and prepare to show it.







You can deliver either a print or have it to be projected.  If you are working on a period piece you may also want to recreate the look, framing and other artifacts.

I think this exercise will be fun because it will make you think of your art, take on a challenge in creativity and to then show your work.

If you plan to submit an image email Rob DeRobertis with a note that you accept the challenge.

We will need at least 20 members committed by Feb 1 to make this event a success.

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