Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

Alienation: Strange Upside-Down Closeups Transform the Human Face Into Something Else

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The more you look at South-Africa based photographer Anelia Loubser‘s Alienation series, the more captivated you become. A simple idea on the surface — close-up, upside-down black-and-white portraits of people’s eyes and foreheads — the final images encourage you to dive deeper into each wrinkle and other so-called “imperfection” than almost any standard portrait might. Read more…

The Only Person Who’s Naked in These ‘Nude Portraits’ is the Guy Behind the Camera

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There’s something to be said for thinking outside the box and turning an idea on its head, and that’s exactly what photographer Trevor Christensen is doing with his hilarious and surprisingly thought-provoking series, Nude Portraits.

That’s because there aren’t actually any nude people in his portraits… the only person who’s naked during the photo shoot is Christensen himself, who is busy capturing his subjects’ reaction to his birthday suit. Read more…

Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

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National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.

Fortunately, the trick works (was it the hand gestures? he wonders), “mesmerized and captivated by [his] theatrical prowess and virtuosit,” the Snow Leoppard stops and stares at the yummi, camera-wielding steak. One down, seven to go. Read more…

Eerie Portraits Created by Combining Two Different Half-Faces Into a Seamless Whole

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Brother & Sister (left) Sisters (right)

Croatian photographer Ino Zeljaks has created an interesting series, titled Metamorfoza. The series consists of a multitude of portrait compositions, each seemingly usual at first, until you look a bit closer. Upon looking closer, you’ll realize that each individual portrait is made up of an amalgamation of portraits of different individuals, ever-so-cleverly pieced together. Read more…

Get Lost in These Captivating Natural Light Portraits by Cristina Hoch

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Spain-based photographer Cristina Hoch has a knack for shooting portraiture. Also a Biology major at the University of Granada, Hoch has been taking photos since 2009, improving one photoshoot at a time. Some of her most poignant work is her portraiture, which are rich in environment and color, giving off a strong-willed vibe through the subjects.

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Them and Theirs: A Cinematic Look at People and the Cars They Drive

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Los Angeles-based photographer Ryan Schude started a a fun little photo project while attending San Francisco Art Institute a number of years ago. He would travel around and capture portraits of people who had vanity plates on their vehicle.

Upon graduating, his project carried on, becoming a bit more broad as time went on and his style become more refined. And once again, he’s revisiting the project, bringing the eclectic cars and owners to life in an ongoing series.

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Photographer’s Unique Layered Prints Show People Melting Into Landscapes

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German photographer Michel Lamoller has created an incredible series of photo collages that depict subjects melting into their environment.

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Creative Father Puts His 3 Adorable Daughters Into Funny, Eclectic Photo Manipulations

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John Wilhelm, a 44-year-old IT director and father of three girls has used his passion for photography and digital photo manipulation to create a strange, eclectic and downright adorable series of photographs. While there is no singular theme to this collection, the series depicts his growing family getting themselves into some crazy, albeit fictional situations.

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Boomerang Kids: Poignant Portraits of College Grads Living Back Home with Their Parents

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As someone who accumulated $25,000 in student debt in just the one semester I chose to attend medical school, the fate of photographer Damon Casarez‘s subjects in the series Boomerang Kids is one I’ve tried my damnedest to avoid. I’ve been fortunate, many of my friends have not.

A slumping job market and rising average student debt from undergrad, grad school and beyond means that more and more college graduates are moving back in with mom and dad, and it’s their stories Casarez told in this poignant series of portraits commissioned by NYT Magazine. Read more…

Creative Collaboration Yields Impressive Body-Painted Ultraviolet Fashion Portraits

Have you ever come across an artist’s work and thought, “Wow, I would love to work with them!” Well, that is exactly what went through Benjamin Von Wong’s mind after seeing Michael Rosner’s work.

Fast forward two years and Von Wong finally got his wish, creating some beautiful and inspiring untraviolet photographs in the process. Read more…