Well paid and influential fashion photographer is a great way to be remembered and Erwin Blumenfeld was that and more in his career. As I'm digging through my Pinterest and trying to figure out why I am drawn to certain images, I came across this from Erwin.
Figure studies, drawing and photography, teach you how to see shapes and light using the greatest canvas on earth, the human body. You sit, see and create an image. The texture and the form draw me in here. The hands rise up out of the image like a tree while a face is buried in a forearm. The composition is strong with hands seemingly praying and having everything, the head and arms fade to black. And even though there is so much darkness in this image we still have a sense there are better and brighter things ahead.