Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

Portraits of People Who Have Been Shot and Scarred by Gun Violence

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Since 2013, photographer Kathy Shorr has been shooting portraits of subjects who have been shot by guns — the victims and survivors of gun violence from around the United States. The ongoing project is titled “SHOT” and now contains over 50 portraits.
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9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

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Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and tips on how to fix them.
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An Algorithm That Can Distinguish Beautiful Portraits From Ugly Ones

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Could machines be trained to tell the difference between a beautiful portrait photo and a not-so-pleasing one? Beauty is pretty subjective, but scientists are trying to boil down the common properties of beautiful digital portrait photos so that a computer can be trained to spot them. Along the way, they’re revealing interesting new things about what people look for in portraits.
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Portraits of Men with Their Beloved Cat Companions

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Having a cat for a companion may not be the “manliest” thing in many cultures, but there are plenty of guys out there who have deep bonds with their furry feline companions. That’s what photographer David Williams set out to capture for his project Men & Cats.
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Mark Seliger’s Portraits of Hollywood Celebrities From the 2015 Oscar Party

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After the Academy Awards this past weekend, the winners attended a Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where they passed through an instant portrait studio set up by photographer Mark Seliger, Vanity Fair, and Instagram.
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Finding Freedom: Portraits and Poems of Former Inmates at a Halfway House

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Finding Freedom” is a new art book collaborative project between Brandon Crockett, a community volunteer and advertising copywriter, and the renowned photographer Sandro Miller — yes, the same one that recreated iconic photos with John Malkovich. The book features poetry and portraits from residents at a Chicago halfway house — individuals who have recently left prison and are attempting to reintegrate with society.
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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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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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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…

A Quirky Portrait Series that Features ‘Elderly Kids’

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Los Angeles-based photographer Zachary Scott of Sharpe & Associates was recently commissioned by New York Times Magazine to shoot a quirky series of portraits for a feature titled, “What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?” The piece was about the area of reverse aging research, so Scott’s task was to make a group of kids look like they had instantly aged 70 years or so.
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