Photographing the Photographer

Crown of Locks – 11×14 Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

I was walking in Greenwich Village, New York a few years ago when I spotted a young man photographing his client.This photographer had, an interesting and creative lock hair style. I wanted to photograph him. He was working but I was hopeful he would allow a brief intrusion – just a couple shots of him. He smiled and permitted me to do so. I attempted this painting once before, in color and in a more conventional style. Ultimately, I didn’t like it and sanded it down to reuse the panel. That was probably 4 years ago. This is a new version. So far, I’m liking it, though as always, I’m always prone to make changes.

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2 thoughts on “Photographing the Photographer

  1. A very striking face and handsome man. I’m glad you like it as I like it very much. His eyes draw you in and his direct gaze welcomes. Well done.

  2. Thank you very much Maria. I enjoyed this for many reasons. Even the background was interesting and fun. I rarely paint a portrait of a man but felt challenged to do so – and indeed the eyes do draw you in. Enjoy your day. Winifred

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