The colour intensity of the lighting isnt strong this is so that the subject doesn’t get lost in the image. A shallow depth of field makes the background blurry so that the colours bend in with each other; this helps the viewer to focus on the main subject

The colour intensity of the lighting isnt strong this is so that the subject doesn’t get lost in the image. A shallow depth of field makes the background blurry so that the colours bend in with each other; this helps the viewer to focus on the main subject

Lillian Bassman, Barbara Mullen, New York. Harper's Bazaar, circa 1958

A Look Back at Iconic Photographer Lillian Bassman

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