Benson on Winehouse, Part Deux

My To be fair, the images I posted were outtakes—and unretouched ones at that.

My post yesterday about Harry Benson's photos of Amy Winehouse elicited a comment from Keith Nolan, who did not like the images all that much. I thought they were good—more intimate than most celebrity portraits I usually see. But who knows? Maybe I am prejudiced, because I know Benson personally and really, really love Winehouse's "Back to Black" CD. To be fair, the images I posted were outtakes—and unretouched ones at that. Here's another, and this one is much closer to the image used in the CD packaging.

Now it's up to all of you...am I exhibiting a lack of critical facility, photographically speaking? For that matter, am I off base on the CD?
—David Schonauer