Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This year I am teaching a portraiture class at Parsons and one of my first assignments was sending students to Kmart to have their portrait taken by a photographer at the Olin Mills Portrait Studios. The point of the exercise was to have them reengage with one of the many ways we encounter portraiture over the course of our lifetime. The results were cheeseball awesome.
I mention this because sometimes the world is generously serendipitous. With my mind locked into all things portraiture, someone goes out and creates the single most amazing portraiture site ever. We Have Lasers!!!!!!!!!! is a tribute to the greatest school photo backdrop there ever was.
UPDATE: Staying on the class portrait theme, Patti Hallock points to the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Flickr pool called Class Picture Day.