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By Peter Brew-Bevan

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Format: Hardback, 430 pages
Published In: Australia, 01 October 2007
'This exquisite art book of Peter Brew-Bevan's portrait photography is as much about how he arrived at the final result of these stunning studio portraits as it is about the finished works. It is all about getting on camera the subtext of the sitter.' - Barry Otto Shoot: Studio Sessions presents over 40 celebrity portraits by internationally acclaimed Australian photographer Peter Brew-Bevan, together with the stories of their creation, as conceived and recorded in Peter's personal working journals. Shoot is more than a collection of timelessly beautiful, covetable images reproduced and designed to a quality that makes this publication an artwork in itself. By including facsimile journal pages for each major portrait, this remarkable, many-layered book opens a window into the technical, creative and emotional processes behind a master portrait photographer's work. The logistics of lighting, propping, set-up, makeup and styling are revealed, the limitations and frustrations of access time are noted and the critical need for communication and collaboration between photographer and subject is clear. This must all be skilfully and sensitively drawn together to produce finished images of seemingly effortless beauty.

About the Author

Peter Brew-Bevan is an Adelaide-born photographic artist who discovered his love for the instant beauty of photography whilst studying painting and drawing at South Australian School of Art and Design. It is his painter's eye through the lens that has given him a signature style and kept him globe-trotting for 12 years on commissions from clients ranging from prestigious magazine titles to record labels and film studios. Peter's images have been collected and exhibited by many galleries, including Australia's National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

EAN: 9781921208362
ISBN: 1921208368
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions: 35 x 32 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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