Lucille Tenazas is the latest subject for my graphic designer series. She is an AIGA Medalist, designer, and educator. This portrait was commissioned by the AIGA and was taken at Lucille’s office at Parsons New School of Design in Manhattan.
I scouted her office a few days before and was happy to see that it was filled with a plethora of beautiful artwork and books.
Those objects hinted at Lucille’s creative accomplishments and influences but I wanted to separate her from that busy background in order to bring more attention to her face. With a little help from a sheet of handmade paper carefully placed behind her head, I was able to do just that.