Posts Tagged ‘portraitphotography’

Taxi Driver Captures Black-and-White Portraits of His Most Eclectic Passengers

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The life of a taxi driver can be a strange one… to put it mildly. South Wales native Mike Harvey found this out first hand when he decided to take up the job to help fund his desire to travel the world. From drunk pregnant women running away without paying, to illicit drug offers instead of payment, Harvey has seen the full array of eclectic personalities South Wales has to offer.

At some point, Harvey decided to pick up a DSLR and capture his short-term travel companions. And now that he’s since given up the life of a taxi driver, he’s decided to share a handful of the portraits he took during his time in the front seat.

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Funny Business: Funny Portraits of Funny People Being Ridiculous at Home

While usually reserved creatures, there is no more spectacular sight in the natural world than a British person flying through the air in a defensive body position.

While usually reserved creatures, there is no more spectacular sight in the natural world than a British person flying through the air in a defensive body position.

There’s something almost intimate about the comedian portraits in Seth Olenick‘s new photo book Funny Business.

Not intimate in a candid moment sort of way — that sort of candid is difficult to capture when your subjects have dedicated their lives making other people laugh. Seth’s portraits seem to capture unguarded moments of humor, the kind you might imagine you would see daily if you were friends with these celebrities. Read more…

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

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Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot landscapey stuff… with people in them.”

That, however, is something of an understatement. The 21-year-old photographer’s body of work does, indeed contain “landscapey stuff with people in them,” but that hardly does the spectacular vistas she photographs justice. Read more…

Dramatic Black-and-White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep… Seriously

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Finish this sentence: “I want to take dramatic, black-and-white studio portraits of _____.” If you’re like most people, chances are good you named a person or group of people. If you’re Kevin Horan, a man with 30 years experience as an editorial photographer in Chicago, you would have said “sheep and goats.” Read more…

Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go ‘Super Flemish’ in 16th Century Style Portraits

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What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These are the questions that gave birth to the creative-yet-strange-yet-somehow-awesome portrait series Super Flemish by photographer Sacha Goldberger. Read more…

Mother of Ten and Talented Photographer Captures Wonderful Natural Light Portraits

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Lisa Holloway might be a super-human. Until we get her near some kryptonite, we can’t be sure, but the self-taught photographer somehow manages to take care of 10 children while simultaneously running a successful photography business.

All the while, she’s stacking her portfolio full of gorgeous natural light portraits of newborns, babies, children, seniors and families. Read more…

Candid Photographs of Circus Performers Captured Over the Course of a Decade

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For nearly a decade of her life, photographer Norma I. Quintana devoted every summer to a group of people few ever get to capture through a candid lens: circus performers. Every year from 1999 to 2007, every chance she got, she would go spend a couple of days with the one-ring Circus Chimera capturing black-and-white photographs with her medium format camera.

The images she returned with show a side of the circus that most people never get to see, and make up the photo series and now photo book Circus: A Traveling Life. Read more…

Matthew Jordan Smith Shares the Setup and Story Behind His Timeless Portrait of Tyra Banks

Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has long been photographing some of the best known celebrities. In this video, Smith retells the story of one of his most timeless images, a headshot of Tyra Banks captured using only a simple ring flash.

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7 Questions with Adam Panczuk About His Portraits of the ‘Karczeby’ in Poland

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Adam Panczuk (1978) lives in Warsaw. In his work he travels to wherever he finds an interesting subject. He studied photography at the Multimedia Communication Department of Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan.

With his projects Panczuk seems to be asking questions, both directly and metaphorically, about identity, consciousness and attitude towards the lives of the people he meets along his way. Adam is a member of Sputnik Photos. Read more…

How to Photograph People When You Travel

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People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, usually with a language barrier, can be a daunting prospect. And how do you take a portrait that is creative and meaningful rather than just a simple snapshot of the person? I have developed approaches and techniques over the years to help become confident as a travel portrait photographer. Read more…