Monday, November 1, 2010

Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh was an outstanding Canadian photographer and one of the best portrait photographers of all time. I adore his work. He was a master of studio lighting and used many different techniques to make his pictures just right. Below are samples of some of his portrait work.

Alfred Hitchcock

Andy Warhol

Anita Ekberg

Betty Low

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

General Dwight Eisenhower

George Bernard Shaw

Hellen Keller with Polly Thompson

Humphrey Bogart

Mother Teresa

Muhammad Ali

Nelson Mandela

Audrey Hepburn

John F. Kennedy

Albert Einstein

Pablo Picasso

finishing with what is possibly Karsh's most famous portrait, that of Winston Churchill


  1. Holy shit, there are a lot of big names in there. The Muhammad Ali picture is pretty epic, though, I have to say.