Chuck Close, Collaborating in a Big Way –

Chuck Close, Collaborating in a Big Way

A new exhibit of Chuck Close’s photos shows not just mastery of everything from daguerreotypes to 20×24 Polaroid images, but also his penchant for collaboration.

via Lens Blog:

Not every photograph Chuck Close makes ends up as a painting, but every painting Chuck Close creates starts out with a photograph. And while there are certain rules about which photos become paintings — family and friends take precedence — it’s also evident that he has experimented with many techniques, from the 19th-century Woodburytype, daguerreotype and Jacquard tapestry, to the large-scale Polaroid and modern-day hologram.