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Then & Now, Part II

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This is Part II of a personal portrait project that uses art from various historical periods as inspiration.

My inspiration for Part II was a painting called “Portrait of a Young Man,” by Sandro Botticelli, which he painted around 1480.  Botticelli was one of the most celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance. The painting is currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Sandro Botticelli's painting "Portrait of a Young Man"
Botticelli’s Portrait of a Young Man

The main reason I chose this painting is that my son, David, was interested in the project. David sometimes has this expression (he agreed). We found a red cap on amazon.com, and he wore an old Carhartt jacket. The other elements of the portraits were his ideas: headphones, red earbuds with his phone, and sunglasses.

Portrait of a Young Man with Headphones
Portrait of a Young Man with Headphones

Portrait of a Young Man with Headphones II
Portrait of a Young Man with Headphones II

Portrait of a Young Man Wearing Sunglasses
Portrait of a Young Man Wearing Sunglasses

Portrait of a Young Man With Phone and Earbuds
Portrait of a Young Man With Phone and Earbuds

Photographers: The main light: Profoto B1 in an Elinchrom 3′ Octa, feathered, camera right. Fill light: Profoto B1 in a Profoto L umbrella, double-diffused directly behind camera.

You can read more about this project, and see portraits from Part I, here: http://maundymitchell.com/then-now-part-i/