Sometime mid 2016 David Swartz sent us a note: “hey Bruce, what do you think about doing a portrait of me as Albrecht Durer. I think we could pull it off and as a designer it has special meaning to me”. Over Christmas break David made the trek from Boulder to Raleigh and here’s a short BTS of what happened.
On the day of, David discovered that he needed to spend 10 hours in the makeup chair of Emma Carter. Beard augmentation, hair sewed to his head, we moved David from makeup to studio where Bruce DeBoer mimicked what was certainly the 16th Century window light of Albrecht Durer’s studio.
“A supremely gifted and versatile German artist of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was born in the Franconian city of Nuremberg, one of the strongest artistic and commercial centers in Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He was a brilliant painter, draftsman, and writer, though his first and probably greatest artistic impact was in the medium of printmaking.”