For me(Otto), Richard Avedon has always been the greatest portrait photographer of all time. This has been true since the day I first discovered photography until this very day. His images are ALL about the subject, the person. Just stand there, just be, you are exactly right just as you are...and therein lies the power! This is where something which goes beyond our ability to put into words happens...we feel something! A few of my favorites below but do yourself a favor and go see more of his work at The Richard Avedon Foundation.