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

Follow CC52 here or at


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.



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.

Post a Comment

Required fields are marked *


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,572 other followers

%d bloggers like this: