Longo projects photographs of his subjects onto paper and traces the figures in graphite, removing all details of the background. Next, Longo goes back into the drawing, using graphite and charcoal to provide all the cosmetic work. Longo continues to work on the drawing, making numerous adjustments until it is completed about a week later.
Photography is the art, science & practice of creating durable images by recording light. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure.