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.






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.




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