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Famous Photographer

Rodchenko was a famous photographer who placed his subjects in photographs a good distance from the foreground.

A good example of Rodchenko’s trademark style is the image “Woman with a Leica.” There’s a good deal of foreground before you see the woman. What’s more, is that the foreground is covered with intriguing square shadows. Since he has cropped the top of the picture, you can’t really locate where the shadows are coming from. You can figure it out, though, as the sun is most likely coming through a roof that is identical to the shadows it’s casting, a conjecture that is probably obvious to most who are reading this.

Rodchenko’s advice to photographers was to shoot many images at different angles. The same advice is explained in detail in a photographytips.net article.

As an artist who kept abreast of contemporary society, Rodchecko created photomontages that addressed the issues of the day (the twenties and thirties). In 1926, he created a photomontage for the poem “Syphilis”, by Vladimir Mayakovsky. Mayakovsky wrote some very unique poems with wild lines scatted across the page and words you wouldn’t expect from a writer in the early part of the 20th century. The photomontage work is strange, too, even by today’s standard–a full portrait of a man tipping his hat next to a large facial portrait of a dark-skinned woman. When you think about it a bit, the work makes sense with regard to its suggestiveness.

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