Yousuf Karsh - Photographer - Ottawa Ontario - August 17, 1990
These Photographs were made to reflect the Subject’s Nature, to get a brief and casual look into their lives without prying or trying to promote or sell them. It’s simply a matter of here they are, a snapshot of their life.
The images were made without lighting, makeup or special props. When I get to the location I discuss the project with the Artist. We walk around the house or studio and most of the time they decide where they would like to be photographed, a place where they are most relaxed and at ease.
All the photographs are taken with a Large Format Camera and 4“x 5” Black & White film. I then develop the film and scan it. A digital print is made. There are no manipulations to the image. The only work done on the image is what I would normally do in a wet darkroom.