Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

Portraits of People Holding Their School Pictures from Awkward Years

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Do you always laugh and squirm when you look back at official school pictures from “awkward years”? You’re not alone — take a peek at the Awkward Years Project and you’ll see what we mean. The project was started by a Utah-based graphic designer and photography enthusiast named Merilee, who’s collecting then-and-now portraits to show people who have blossomed since their awkward teen days.
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Your Government at Work: Documerica Chronicles 1970s America

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The mandate for Documerica was intriguingly broad — “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” — and photographers responded with striking images covering everything from pot-smoking form to toxic smog.
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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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Spliced Film Negative Portraits That Show the Similarities of Siblings

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Back in 2011, we shared a series of “Genetic Portraits” by photographer Ulric Collette that showed portraits of various family members spliced together to show the similarities and differences of those who share DNA.

Photographer Andrew Ryan did something similar for his project Base Pairs, except he ventured along the analog route instead of going fully digital.
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Unconventional Studio Portraits of Dogs

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When dog owners take their pets to a photography for studio, they’re probably hoping for a series of portraits that make their little friend look “nice.” That’s most likely not the word that’ll come to mind when you look at photographer Pablo Axpe‘s dog portraits in his project CANIO.
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‘Melting’ Photographs Created by Printing Portraits Using Uncured Ink

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Portland, Maine-based photographer Ben DeHaan has an unique—and slightly disturbing—series of portraits in a project titled “Uncured.” Each of the photographs is shown in two forms: one shows what the image originally looked like, and the other is a portrait that’s “melting.”
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Portraits of the Homeless Photographed in a Studio Environment

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“Down and Out in the South” is a series of studio portraits by photographer Jan Banning that explore the issue of homelessness.
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Centenarians: Portraits of People Over One Hundred Years Old

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It all started with a photograph she took of her grandmother, Cecil Peterson, then 101 years of age. From that point, California-based Sally Peterson had transformed taking a picture of one centenarian into a full-fledged project after asking a nearby nursing home if there were any centenarians living there. Read more…

VICE Sparks an Uproar After Publishing Staged Female Author Suicide Photos

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VICE Magazine has withdrawn from it Web site a photo series depicting famous female authors committing suicide, after the piece drew widespread criticism for being “breathtakingly tasteless.”
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Portraits of People Exposing Their Issues and Insecurities to the Camera

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“Building Security Through Insecurity.” That’s the tagline of photographer Steve Rosenfield‘s “What I Be Project.” Each portrait in the ongoing series is one in which the subject uses some text to reveal the issues and insecurities that he or she struggles with.
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