Richard Avedon is a big influence in my work and his portraits are easily one of the most raw documents of his subjects. I want to expose my parent's true characters and have them put their guard down with me. I would also like to in corporate a white backdrop for at least one of the photographs to isolate them from their environment. Possible start the series with a solid portrait to just show them for who they are and not the environment. Also I would to end the series with a diptych of half of me with my dad and half of me with my mother(my parents are separated)
She documented international supermodel Kate Moss, and captured her true physical and emotional state as a person. I am very found of this contact sheet with these candids of kate moss. I would like to incorporate mini contact sheets of my parents, either two for each parent or one with both on it. I think it's an interesting way to show a range of emotions and personality in your subjects. I might have 4-8 images per contact sheet
His series is similar to Phillip Toledano but he incorporates both his parents which is what i would do. But his topic on the end of their life and they're dying together. Very powerful and painful to view. But that's not on agenda but I do however, like that he has sort of these abstract portraits of his parents. I think it captures this mystery beauty to them and I would like to experiment with that. Maybe mess with motion blurness and my parents. Here's the link to his website: http://www.colingray.net/galleries/in-sickness-and-in-health
I know Ron hates this photographer's work but i chose to imclude this because I enjoy his "mom" series. I think his photos are very provocative and humorous. For the lighter side of this project i wanna capture funny faces my mom and dad make, that's where i get my humor/faces and voices from! Maybe i'd use a flash for some just to try different styles of lighting and show how both parents look in these lightings and situations.