Photographer Research – Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Posted: March 6, 2014 in Photographic Practices
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Philip-Lorca diCorcia is an American photographer, known for his staged compositions.

In the early 1990’s, he made five trips to Los Angeles in the US, financed by a fellowship he received in 1989. He shot a series of photographs, called ‘Hustlers’, of male prostitutes in Hollywood.

Some of his work is carefully staged, other parts are more coincidental. He would spend a lot of time thinking about the lighting. He would stage his subjects in a way that they’d be separate from the crowd, but would at times include the reactions and poses of accidental passers-by.

Here’s some of his work.

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These photographs are absolutely amazing in my opinion. The way the light lights up the subjects and the way it falls on the surrounding environment in fantastic. A master at work, if you ask me.

 

Sources:

thecollectiveshift.com/show/portfolio/diCorcia

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