Month: January 2014

Orson Welles by Cecil Beaton

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The above image of Orson Welles photographed by English photographer Cecil Beaton has won the Tony for picture of the day. The image appeals to me based on the atmosphere of the setting. Cecil Beaton was very much into set design and it shows with eerie mood of the piece. The mood reflects the works and personality of the subject, Orson Welles. The eerie mood is enhanced by the placement of the skull and the dramatic lighting, which also gives a sense of mystery to the award winning director/actor Orson Welles.

The photograph shows off the talent of Cecil Beaton’s set direction, that would go on to win many awards. Everything in frame is placed for a reason, and is place masterfully. Everything adds to the idea of Orson Welles that he wants to portray. This is truly a powerful portrait.

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