Saturday, February 12, 2011

No, this is not a Football, this is George Starke, IV.

The thing that struck me about this portrait, is the sheer size of George, III (not the British Monarch, but the former captain of the Washington Redskins) against the tiny personage of his son, George Starke, IV.  The contrast is amazing.


George's wife, Petra, clearly looks better in the jersey than George does.  However, from a portrait perspective, my favorite image is the close-up, because the proximity of the three heads creates greater intimacy, and the adults do not overwhelm the tiny child.  This is the photograph that we made a wall portrait of.

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