The same can be said for the (non-fashion) portrait work of Richard Avedon. For the most part, it cannot be considered "flattering, classic" portraiture. In fact some of it is down right disturbing and can be difficult to view but to me, I don't think the power of it can be denied. Although, it is well done technically as well---he was a pro, he knew what he was doing. Bucks County Real Estate
It's all a journey and we all take our own paths in our own way and hopefully learn something along the way.
So much for my "brief" response. Gotta go. More later, perhaps.