Alert
Close

Help pack a million meals for struggling seniors on 9-11. Volunteer today

Highlights

Open

 

Caucasian couple looking at a laptop computer together

Horoscope

Virgo - AARP Horoscope

Look at what your future holds if your birthday is between August 23 & September 22

AARP REALPAD

The tablet with free 24/7 customer support. Learn More

Most Popular

Viewed

My Generation

Portraits Without People

Photographer Robert Weingarten creates photos of a lifetime

Is it possible to capture someone’s entire life story in just one picture? With modern technology and a little creativity…the answer is “yes”!

See also: Robert Frank's vision of 1950s America.


Robert Weingarten is one of the most creative and inventive artistic photographers in the world. In his innovative “Portraits Without People” series, he expresses people’s character photographically without even showing their faces. He does this by taking hundreds of pictures of objects and places that define his subject and then compositing them into one picture. In his portrait of Buzz Aldrin, for example, he layered images of a spaceship, an American flag and planet Earth, among other icons that define the astronaut’s life. The translucent layers he creates allows people to see through the different levels of his subject’s personality, thus creating an art form that is truly in a category all its own.

Weingarten’s work is seen in museums and art galleries all over the world and he’s constructed portraits of some of society’s most recognizable icons (Carl Lewis, Colin Powell, Hank Aaron, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Day O'Connor and countless others). My Generation recently met with the imaginative artist to peel back the layers of his creative process.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Live Nation

Members save 25% or more when buying tickets in groups of four from Ticketmaster.

Cirque Du Soleil

Members save 15-30% on tickets to live Cirque du Soleil shows.

Regal Movies Popcorn and Soda, Member Benefits

Members can save $3 on any size popcorn and soft drink combo at Regal Cinemas.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points

Advertisement