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"Why?" is all about the favorite images from some of the most respected artists and educators in photography today. I started the series almost two years ago after teaching a workshop and being surprised how many attendees didn't know so many of the leading artists in contemporary photography.
Well, here we are, 101 artists, later with a new episode each week. With every backstory has come your introduction to an artist you may not have known before, along with some terrific insight.
Going back to my Rangefinder Magazine publishing days, one of the most powerful cover images we ever had was a senior shot of "Fuzzy" Duenkel's. It was a high school senior holding her violin with half of her face vertically cropped. It was one of the strongest portraits I'd ever seen, and it's still clear in my mind all these years later.
Fuzzy joins me in this new podcast to talk about photographing seniors. Although there's probably nothing, he can't photograph, his passion is clearly in portraiture. Click on his image above or a few of my favorites I pulled from his website to see more of his work.
And, if you're looking for help to raise the bar for your portrait work, check out Fuzzy's section for photographers where he offers both private tutoring and small group sessions.