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The Great Masters

On a cold February night, I invited a group of intrepid friends to the studio to partake in a creative venture…Portraits in the style of the Great Masters. I sent out suggestions: dress up like one of Rembrandt’s (1606-1669) portraits, come as a patrician urbanite as painted by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), or figure out how to look like one of Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) Blue Period portraits.

It was a blast. People bought costumes, raided their closet for bits & bobs, went to thrift stores, or just came as they were. It didn’t matter. It was a collaborative process between the photographer and the models. It was a combination of dramatic lighting and chutzpah.

There were a couple of Blue Period Picassos, a couple of Sargents, at least one Rembrandt, a Vermeer, and a Grant Wood.  Some came as famous painters.  Can you figure out who was who???



2017-09-22T11:38:33+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Phil Cantor, Photography|2 Comments


  1. Patricia Park Connell 2017/03/15 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    What a clever idea! Are they on display in your gallery? Good work or Buon Lavoro as they say in Italy!

  2. Lvehu912c 2017/12/03 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    trying her with No she 21 did will Inside I said

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