This is a portrait by the famous photographer Richard Avedon. I'm sure a lot of people recognize it because it is one of his most famous photos. I recently just did an interpretation of this photo for my lithography project. I love the style in which Avedon chooses to work in. He uses a plain background in this specific set of portraits and it is amazing how he uses something so simple and nothing in the background to distract the overall subject of the photo. It is all based around the gestures and facial expressions and nothing else.