Thomas Ruff He photographed the images in the same way as you would photograph a passport photo. He started off shooting them in only black and white and then moved to color. He started giving subjects a choice of which color back drop to use which resulted in the portrait saying a little more about the individual person. He then found the effect of color too dominating and decided to opt for a neutral and light background which made the subject more engaging for the viewer.
Thomas Ruff - The consistent and dispassionate style in this series of portraits resembles that of a mugshot or passport photograph. But Ruff replaced the natural eyes of his sitters with the same set of bright blue irises, thereby undermining the photographs’ truthfulness as records.
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