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Inside the Artist’s Studio
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Once witness to a radical new era of art, the walls of Thutmose’s house and studio—now more than 3,300 years old—bake in the Amarna sun as Mohammed Omar Osman, a caretaker at the site, walks the ruins. Thutmose is known for his elegant painted bust of Queen Nefertiti—perhaps the most famous of Egyptian sculptures. He left behind a treasury of works that epitomize the natural style for which the art of Akhenaten’s reign is known.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak E100SW
Lens: Nikkor 20-35mm f/2.8 zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Hot and sunny
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light





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