Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

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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High School Senior Petitions to Have Studio Portrait with Cat and Lasers as His Yearbook Photo

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More often than not, when we look back at old yearbook photos, we cringe at the outfits we wore, the poses we’re in and even the hairstyle that adorned our dome. That likely won’t be the case for 16-year-old Draven Rodriguez, whose trying to achieve the… purrfect yearbook portrait.
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‘Flash Paint’ Your Way to More Striking Portraits with This One-Light Setup

Author’s note: The below video contains no explicit nudity, but may still be considered NSFW by some — proceed with caution.


If you’re looking to spice up your portraiture a bit, Smoking Strobes has a neat little trick that you should try out if you don’t already have it in your repertoire. It’s done using speedlights, although probably not in the way you normally use them.

Rather than the speedlight being on-camera or triggered through a set of wireless triggers, this method of lighting a subject is done by ‘flash painting’ one pop of the flash at a time. 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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