Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

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The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the subway system of New York City for riders reading books. Every time he saw one, he would snap a picture and make a note of the book that was being read.
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Head Shots of Hand Models: These Are The People Behind Those Hands in Ads

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You know those hands you see in advertisements and commercials? Those hands belong to people who make a living by offering up their beautiful hands to help companies market their products. Some of those hands are insured for seven figure sums and have helped their owners become “supermodels” in their field.

For their project “Head Shots of Hand Models,” ad executive Alex Holder and photographer Oli Kellett shot portraits of hand models, both their hands and their faces.
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Portraits of Random Strangers Dressed Up in Strange Haute Couture Outfits

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Photographer Tom Johnson recently partnered up with stylist Phoebe Haines for a project titled The Thirty Three. The team roamed the streets of London for five days, asking thirty three random strangers to put on haute couture (i.e. “high fashion”) clothing and pose for portraits.
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Clone Photography Turns Ordinary Cat Owners Into Crazy Cat People

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For her project “Crazy Cat Lovers,” photographer Andréanne Lupien used clone photography to turn ordinary cat owners with one cat (or sometimes two or three) into crazy cat people with an army of cats swarming their homes.
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Wet Plate Collodion Portraits of Barbie Dolls

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Barbie Blad” by photographer Hamid Blad is a series of portraits that mixes the old and the new. The oldness is contributed by the fact that they are created using the 19th-century collodion process, while the newness is due to the fact that each portrait is of a Barbie doll.
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Using Cigarettes to Connect with Strangers in SF

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I visit San Francisco often to walk the streets with camera in hand, hoping to capture life as it happens. Invariably I am asked for change and/or a cigarette. For the most part I try to be generous, but as a non-smoker I’m not able to oblige. I then wondered what would happen if the situation was reversed: instead of being asked for a cigarette I would offer them to random people from all walks of life.
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Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

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Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled to the far corners of the world over a period of 14 years in the process of shooting the shots, traveling to remote regions where the trees have largely remained undisturbed by mankind.
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Photographer Recreates Portraits of Women In Her Family Going Back 200 Years

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Seven Generations of American Women” is a project by Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell in which she recreated her family portraits going back 200 years. The series starts with her great-great-great-grandmother and ends in the present day.
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Building a DIY Sideways Room for ‘Anti-Gravity’ Family Portraits

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One of photographer Jeff Paradiso‘s big projects this past year was to create a sideways room for “anti-gravity” photos. These are images in which the viewer is disoriented in regards to which way is up.
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Viewfinder View: Shooting Portraits in Barbershops with the Hasselblad 500C/M

Earlier this year, photographer Carl Pendle released a popular video showing himself doing street photography with a Hasselblad 500C/M, from the perspective of the photographer looking down into the camera’s viewfinder.

That was simply “a test video” he says. Now he’s back again with a more polished attempt at the same idea. The video above shows the “viewfinder view” of a recent project in which Pendle shot portraits of barbers in London barbershops.
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