"Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize."
Yousuf Karsh made more than 15,000 sittings across six decades. This
feature is but a small selection of the artists he photographed.
There is lots of information and images on the official Karsh website
, it's great value so I recommend a long visit.View the full screen magazine photo feature.Alberto Giacometti, 1965 © Yousuf Karsh