Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

Photographer Shoots Creepy Mug Shots by Sticking His Face in Snow

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If you’re looking for a bizarre photo concept to try out, and live in a cold snowy environment, look no further than Yorkshire, UK-based photographer Oliver Turpin‘s Snow Portraits project. Turpin shot a series of self-portraits, but instead of photographing his real face, he captured photos of imprints of his face in snow.
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A Brilliant Series of Advertising Portraits Promoting Dental Floss

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The Brazilian advertising agency Y&R recently came up with an extremely clever series of photographs for Colgate to promote the company’s line of Total dental floss. Check out the three couple portraits in the post and see how quickly your eye is drawn to the weirdness.
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Mother and Daughter Portraits That Look Nearly Identical

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Mother + Daughter is an ongoing series of portraits by North Carolina-based photographer Carra Sykes. Each diptych features one portrait of Sykes and one portrait of her mother, with both women wearing the same clothes and holding the same pose.
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Humorous Portraits of People with Faces Pressed Against Glass

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The Ugly Truth” is a bizarre series of portraits by photographer Rut Mackel. Each photo features a not-very-pleasing photo of a face that looks flatted and disfigured. No, the subjects don’t actually look like that, and no, Mackel didn’t use any kind of digital manipulation for the photos. She simply asked her subjects to hold a pane of glass and then press their faces against it.
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Portraits of People Who Wear Their Dogs’ Fur as Clothing

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Doumé Jalat-Dehen of Brittany, France creates custom coats, sweaters, and hats for dog owners using the fur gathered from their beloved pets (the stuff that results from shedding and brushing). Photographer Erwan Fichou decided to base one of his photo projects around the furry fashions. His series Dogwool features portraits of these owners wearing Jalat-Dehen’s creations, standing besides the animals the materials were gathered from.
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Portraits of Motorists Stranded by the Side of the Road

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For the past five years, photographer Amy Stein has been driving across America and capturing portraits random strangers who are stranded on the side of the road after having their cars break down. She often drives on freeways hours upon hours before coming upon a new subject for the series.
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Portraits of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men

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For her project Sworn Virgins of Albania, photographer Jill Peters visited to the mountain villages of northern Albania to capture portraits of “burneshas,” or females who have lived their lives as men for reasons related to their culture and society.
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Project Uses a “Bullet Time” Camera Rig for 360-Degree Light Painting Portraits

For their project 24×360, Patrick Rochon, Timecode Lab, and Eric Paré combined a 360-degree “bullet time” rig with light painting and produced some pretty sweet results. The short teaser above shows some of the pieces they created.
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How to Create a Surreal Self-Portrait That Shows You Holding Yourself

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a photograph of you holding yourself up. I hope it will give you a good idea of how I create this type of image so that you can create a similar image yourself! Obviously, this is not the only way to create this type of image, but it is the way I have found most believable, as the connection between the two subjects actually occurs in real life. Enjoy!
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Strange Portraits Created by Combining Multiple Shots of the Same Person

If the book Frankenstein were written about the subject of photography, then French photographer Grégoire Cheneau would be Victor Frankenstein and his Altered States portraits would be Frankenstein’s monster(s). Upon first glance, many of the portraits seem to be harshly-lit shots of ordinary — albeit strange looking — people. Upon closer inspection, however, you start noticing that there’s something off about them.
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