CC52, Week 36: “Shoe Portraits”

Week 36 of the series CC52: A Year of Personal Work by Craig Cutler…

Title: “Shoe Portraits.”

Concept: To capture the character, feeling, and emotion of a person through their shoes.

Lighting: single HMI.

Medium: 4×5 view camera.

Film: Kodak 160 Portra.

Shot at various locations and at Craig Cutler Studio.

A collaboration with Simon Barnett of LIFE.com.

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Bozo the Clown: Oversized Clown Shoe, 1960-1984.

Bruce Lee: Workout Boots, 1966-1968.

Marilyn Monroe: Red Stiletto Pumps, 1957-1959.

Princess Diana: Teal Pump, 1986.

Usain Bolt: Running Cleat, 2008.

Derek Jeter: Record-Breaking Cleats, 2011.

Robert Frank: Red and Yellow Brogues, Circa 1974-1975.

John Lennon: Chelsea Boots, 1962-1965.

Katy Perry: "California Gurls" Candy-Coated Platforms, 2010.

Bill Gaines: Brown Ankle Boots, Circa 1992.

Rudolf Nureyev: Ballet Slipper, 1960s.

Elvis Presley: Blue Patent Loafers, 1972-1977.

Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna Romanov: Children's Shoes, Circa 1905-1908.

Judy Garland and Cyd Charisse: Edwardian Button-Up Boots, 1940s.

Lawrence of Arabia: Desert Sandals, Circa 1917.

Elton John: Platform Boots, Circa 1974-1976.

Bob Hope: Evening Pumps, 1990-1995.

James A. Lovell Jr.: Lunar Overshoe.

Dalai Lama: Rubber Things, 2010.

Madonna: Concert Shoes, 1992-1994.

Queen Victoria: Ivory Silk Ribbon Slippers, Circa 1840.

Elizabeth Taylor: Stiletto Sandals, 1980-1984.

Pope Clement XIII, Clement XIV, or Pius VI: Ritual Slippers, Circa 1760-1790.

Buddy Holly: Monkstrap Shoes, 1957-1959.

Lauren Bacall: Reptile-Skin Pump, 1965-1969.

Shaquille O'Neal: Basketball Sneaker, 1992-1993.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau: Leather Sandals, 1948-1949.

Mike Tyson: Record-Breaking Boxing Shoes, 1986.

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One Comment

  1. Posted 04/30/2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    There is no doubt that Craig Culter is a great photographer. But I am disappointed at the direction of these “Shoe Portraits” It is in no way showing the grandeur (Pope Clement) or the elegance (Queen Victoria) of these important people within our history.


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