Close Ups: 1990’s

 

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Tyson Beckford

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CLOSE UPS: 1990’s

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During the early part of the 1990’s Tony Ward purchased what would eventually become a indispensable piece of equipment, the ring flash.  The unique flash lamp that creates shadowless light on a subjects face at close range intrigued the artist. During this period Tony Ward was working as an editorial photographer for Vibe, New York, George, Penthouse,  MAX  and his home based Philadelphia magazine where he employed the use of his new approach to portraiture.  This series of close up portraits of people from all walks of life, included the famous as well as  ordinary folks who the photographer encountered in night clubs, and special events he was assigned to cover. Celebrities included in this body of work include; Quincy Jones (music mogul), David O’ Russell (movie director), Tyson Beckford (super model), Judge Robert Bork (Supreme Court Nominee), Dick Armey (House Majority Leader), and Ron Jeremy (adult entertainment), Issac Mizrahi (fashion designer), Jennifer Tilley (actress) and Peter Noth (actor).
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