one of the best things about being a photographer is having the responsibility of making mood boards/inspiration boards for upcoming shoots. like i mentioned before, i’m going in a bit of a black/white phase for a few weeks to concentrate more on content rather than aesthetics.
i try to make mood boards for every shoot to show models what i’m looking for and what we can try to emulate. thankfully i have a massive collection of inspiration photos to pick from and make collages with.
Working with a rare and impressive 20-by-24-inch Polaroid camera, world-renowned American artist Chuck Close captured remarkably raw portraits of 20 bold talents, from Brad Pitt to Oprah Winfrey, for V.F.’s 20th Hollywood Issue. Below, sample the results—and take a look behind the scenes.