The Famous Portrait

John Kobal

Breakfast Dish- John Kobal. Model: Audrey Hepburn

Background History

  • I'm not sure if John Kobal had a thought process when taking this photo. He probably just saw the shot and took it. There is not a lot of information on this photo, or how Kobal took the photo.
  • This photo is famous because it was used as promotion for one of Audrey Hepburn's most famous movies, Breakfast at Tiffany's. It also is very clear, and the focus is just on Hepburn, and plus, it features one of Hollywood's most famous actress and fashion icon.
  • There is not much information about where this iconic photo was taken, but it seems as though it was taken in a studio or someplace set up to replace a studio.
  • It helped to capture Audrey Hepburn's character for the movie, but it also showed a hint of her natural grace and beauty. It's also a very "fashion strong" photo. (Plus, Audrey Hepburn is iconic and gorgeous!)

My Opinion

  • I do like this portrait. It's clear and very well taken, and also, I love Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses. This portrait has good quality considering the time period.
  • I think it's unique because the left side of the photo curves a little, though I don't think it was intentional, it suits the picture, I think.
  • I would change just a little bit of the photo. I would have taken the picture at more of an angle, instead of being straight on. I think it being straight on, it becomes just slightly boring.
  • I think that Audrey Hepburn's character was captured perfectly. She was graceful and beautiful, and you can see both of those in this picture. I think that there's also a sense of mystery in it portrayed in her eyes, because they aren't fully open or completely closed, they're squinted and I find that part of the photo interesting. So, not only did it capture her character's personality, it also captured her actual persona.