Richard started young working as a photographer for Harpers Bazaar in the world of fashion. He quickly gained a reputation for freezing movement in his images. Movement from models jumping, walking and clothes blowing in the street turned into studio sessions using wind machines and choreographed moment which he captured using fast shutter.
Examples of Richard Avedon and his fast shutter:
Avedon's work traversed fashion and portraiture with relative ease, although is style of portrait is largely different from his fashion imagery. His images capture a brief moment of humanity in the eyes and expression of the subject whereas his fashion images capture a much more theatrical and bigger moment.
Examples of Portraiture: