Sinéad O'Connor 48
SInéad O'Connor 48 reproduces the full sequence of 48 photographs from a portrait shoot with Sinéad at the start of her career as a singer, including all the outtakes. It gives a fascinating insight into both the subject and the photographic process as the frame is adjusted and rearranged, developing over time to reveal contrasting aspects and emerging expressions.
“What is there more fugitive and transitory than the expression on a human face? The first impression given by a particular face is often the right one; but the photographer should try always to substantiate the first impression by “living” with the person concerned. The decisive moment and psychology, no less than the camera position, are the principle factors in the making of a good portrait.” (Cartier-Bresson)
”... I found a portrait superior in real instruction to half a dozen written biographies... theportrait was a small lighted candle, by which the biographies could for the first time be read.” (Thomas Carlyle)