Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918 “– How I wanted to photograph you — the hands — the mouth — & eyes — & the enveloped in black body — the touch of white — & the throat — “

Lucian Freud

Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 ~ Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

An entry from

jonnodotcom: “ Henri Cartier-Bresson Independence Day, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA 1947 (see previously) ”

Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith (fav)

Theloniuos Monk- W. Eugene Smith Smith was famous for intense, at times obscene images of life and war. He captured whole stories in a single frame. This photo of Monk’s face as he plays piano, captures something of the ecstasy of jazz.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Playwright Samuel Beckett by Henri Cartiér-Bresson I would have moved the lamp. And ruined the image. See how the lamp echoes Beckett's eyes? I wouldn't have, but Bresson did. Everything in this man's photos is purposeful. Nothing is included by accident.

Foto van Richard Avadon

♥ Photography by Richard Avedon Bob Dylan, Musician, Central Park, New York, February 1965 From Richard Avedon: Photographs