From Julie Grahame’s post concerning Chuck Samuels’s exhibition at ClampArt:
You see now this is how to pay homage to the Greats in my opinion: in marvelously good taste, and with a statement to make about gender. . .
For this early body of work being presented at ClampArt, Samuels created twelve astonishingly faithful reconstructions of portraits of nude women from the history of photography by such modern masters as Paul Outerbridge, Man Ray, Edward Weston, and Richard Avedon, among others. However, in place of the female subjects, Samuels has staged himself “before the camera.”