I’d never heard of Swedish painter Anders Zorn until yesterday, when Harry passed me a link and asked for an opinion. His reasoning was that he felt the style would ideally suit a photo-session based on the photos below, and it’s impossible to disagree. (At this point, our Swedish readers are probably saying ‘Pah! National hero!’). I think Zorn captures an innocent sense of skinny dipping really well, with some of his work creating a sense of the very early days of the naturist movement. What do you think?
The drawings (the sepia tinted ones)…I dunno…do they have a sense of being replicated from photographs?
Anyway…in Harry’s words, ‘I found a programme online whereby you can turn photos, either from real life or Second Life, into pencil sketches, so I’ve applied that effect to a couple of photos, to try and replicate Zorn’s style or drawing. There’s a huge number of effects that can be applied to a photograph, and it’s a tool I’ll be using in future’.