Martin Schoeller: Close Up
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
This exhibit features 48 large-scale headshots from among the most recognizable faces in rock, cinema, sports, and politics."A photographic close-up is perhaps the purest form of portraiture, creating a confrontation between the viewer and the subject that daily interaction makes impossible, or at least impolite."
Martin Schoeller: Close Up features 48 large-scale headshots of some of the most recognizable faces in rock, cinema, sports, and politics alongside American teens and tribesmen from Tanzania and the Amazon. The New York photographer's hyper-detailed subjects include Barack Obama, Meryl Streep, and George Clooney, and the collection of portraits lets viewers detail the landscapes of the faces of both the well-known figures and everyday people.