Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

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Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her Flickr and 500px profiles, you would swear she had been doing it for much, much longer. Read more…

Canadian Olympic Team Pictures Criticized, Given ‘Gold Medal in Awkward Portraits’

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You’re photographing some of the most elite athletes in the world, shortly before they step onto the international stage to compete for glory and gold. So naturally you … make them look kind of funny? Read more…

Famed Mark Jacobs Fashion Photographer Juergen Teller Refuses Miley Cyrus Shoot

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Take that, girl! Celebrity mess Miley Cyrus is at the butt end of an insider fashion industry snub after noted fashion photographer Juergen Teller refused to work with her on a campaign for longtime client Marc Jacobs. Read more…

Humorous Makeover Portraits Bring Joy to Cancer Patients as Part of Touching Project

A portrait is a powerful thing. Programs like Help Portrait — which is dedicated to spreading joy, inspiration and hope by taking portraits of people who have never had one taken before — are easy proof of this. But just in case you find yourself in need of more proof, the If Only for a Second portrait project is here to provide it. Read more…

Photog Uses Face Paint to Create Stunning Portraits that Look Two-Dimensional

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The 2D or Not 2D series isn’t the first time Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov has dabbled in painting his models faces and taking striking portraits of the results. His Weird Beauty series got quite popular, with black and white designs jumping out at you from the faces of his made-up models.

2D or Not 2D, however, is different — and not just because he used color this time. It’s different because the point of each photo is to trick your mind into thinking you’re looking at a two-dimensional painting. Read more…

Peter Hurley Shares His ‘Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic’: Squinching

Back in February of 2012, portraitist Peter Hurley shared an awesome tutorial that showed how to accentuate your subject’s jawline in portraits and instantly make them look much more photogenic. That video went insanely viral amongst photographers, and now, Hurley has finally released a followup in which he shares what he calls “his most incredible tip for looking photogenic.” Read more…

Grey Power: Turning Children’s Drawings of Grandparents into Real Life Portraits

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Designer Yoni Lefevre has teamed up with photographer Nick Bookelaar on a creative project that we just fell in love with the moment we set eyes on it. It’s called Grey Power, and in it Lefevre and Bookelaar turn children’s refrigerator-worthy drawings of their grandparents into real life photographs. Read more…

Alexa Meade on Why and How She Began Turning People Into Real Life Paintings

Alexa Meade turned her first person into a real life, three-dimensional painting in April of 2009. Now, four years later, she is known the world over as the artist who uses the human body as her canvas, creating photographs you would be hard-pressed to differentiate from two-dimensional paintings.(Note: the video above contains some body-paint nudity) Read more…

A Kind of You: Disturbing Portraits of Street Performing Monkeys in Jakarta

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There are only a few words that adequately describe photographer Perttu Saksa‘s series A Kind of You. Many news outlets chose “haunting” and we decided to go with “disturbing,” but we could have just as easily have characterized them as “gripping.”

Because that’s what these portraits do, they grab on to you and force you face-to-face with a kind of animal cruelty you might not otherwise have known existed. Read more…

Portraits of Costume Owners at Home

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For the past couple of years, photographer Klaus Pichler has been interested in the subject of costumes. The subject has traditions in many of the world’s cultures, and some people spend great deals of time and money in order to obtain extremely elaborate outfits.

Between 2011 and 2013, Pichler visited many of these costume owners in their homes, asking them to pose among the spaces and objects of their life while taking on the appearance of their “alter egos.” The resulting series is titled “Just the Two of Us.”
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