Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Strangers: A Bizarre Series of Composite Portraits, Each Made Up of 200 Close-Ups

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Photographer Pelle Cass is fond of composites. The set of so-called ‘single frame time-lapses’ he put together for his Selected People series has gone quite viral.

But his fondness for composite photography doesn’t stop at creating overcrowded scenes, he applied the same approach to taking portraits, creating a bizarre (and perhaps a little unsettling) series of portraits called Strangers in the process. Read more…

Stop Motion: Artist Depicts Aging, Death and Reincarnation Using Face Paint

When you hear that a stop motion video depicts the process of aging, death and reincarnation, your mind probably goes straight to digital manipulation. After all, how else do you make someone look older? Or dead for that matter?

But London-based makeup artist Emma Allen didn’t use Photoshop to create her video “Ruby,” she used face paint instead. Read more…

Artist Creates Awe-Inspiring 11-Acre Aerial Portrait Using Wood, Soil, Sand and Stones

Art and photography often intersect in interesting and, at times, confusing ways. For instance: if you create a beautiful 11-acre portrait out of wood stakes, soil, sand, grass and stones that is only truly visible from the air, are you an artist, portraitist or just a landscaper with an artistic eye? What’s the percentage breakdown?

Obviously there’s no right answer here, but Jorge Rodrigeuz-Gerada — a man who recently did just this — calls himself an artist and so we’ll go with that. Read more…

Absurdly Photogenic NCAA Football Player Says Viral Glam Shot Wasn’t Staged

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Hey, sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right, sexylicious time. That’s about the extent of the explanation Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel gave for a ridiculously attractive viral shot of him from last week’s USC game that looks more like an Old Spice ad than a candid sports moment. Read more…

Print for Prints Transforms Donated Prints into Portraits for Third World Families

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Photographs may have become depressingly common in your world, but there are still vast chunks of the globe where images are rare and powerful.

A new charity is hoping to fill some of that void by offering portrait sessions and prints in impoverished areas, funded by the sale of prints by noted photographers.
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The Importance of Angles, or ‘How Not to Take a Selfie’

Here’s a humorous 14-second video that might make that last bit of your Friday workday go by that much faster. In an attempt to prove how important the right angle is when taking a selfie (or any portrait for that matter) a kind girl decided to demonstrate how drastic a difference she could make by simply moving her face and changing the angle of the photo. Read more…

Exploring the Art of Portrait Photography and the Role of the Portrait Today

Capturing our likeness has been a pursuit of the human race for thousands of years. From paintings of gods in Egypt and Greece, to portrait paintings of royalty, to the unabashedly narcissistic selfie of today.

In this week’s episode of PBS Arts’ webseries Off Book the topic of the day is portraiture, a subject each of the four interviewees takes on from their own unique angle. Read more…

Step-by-Step Creation of an Insane Clown Posse Composite Portrait

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Check out this portrait of the hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse by photographer Paul Mobley and digital artist Mike Campau. Can you tell how it was created?
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Portraits Created from Pictures of Space Taken by the Hubble Telescope

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Spanish visual artist Sergio Albiac is offering the world a chance to meld with the universe in an innovative project that combines portraiture with images from the Hubble space telescope.

Albiac calls his “Stardust” project “an experiment in generative portraiture.”
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Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

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Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If you didn’t believe that shoe melting fact then, check out the crazy photo above: it shows photographer Kawika Singson with his shoes and tripod in flames due to the intense heat of lava.
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