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Artist Creates Beautiful Photorealistic Posthumous Portraits of People on Gravestones

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People always want to keep the memory of their deceased loved ones alive. Even if they are simple portraits on granite slabs. This tradition is many years old, but it does not get old with time. Continue reading »

The Superb Female Portraits by Melina Ghadimi

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Beautiful illustrated portraits by Iranian artist Melina Ghadimi. Continue reading »

Deconstructed Portraits: Digital Paintings by Guenter Zimmermann

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German artist Guenter Zimmermann creates expressive digital paintings often depicting glitchy, conflicted subjects. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Amazing Illustrations Based On Wholesome Pet Photos

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“Mr.Lucifer,” who also goes by the pseudonym “no0tahuman” on social media, is an artist from Russia who uses pictures of pets as a reference to create adorable illustrations with their colorful and cartoon-like style. Their work is very expressive; the artist manages to capture the facial features of wholesome animal images and make them look even more adorable. Continue reading »

Breaking Stereotypes Of Beauty: Fine Art Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits Using Clear Water

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Michal Zahornacky is a visual artist working with photography and the human figure. He is currently based in Slovakia.

As a photographer, he tends to promote an artistic approach to each genre he focuses on. He sits his work somewhere near the thin line between reality and fiction. In recent years, he has been inspired by topics such as identity, dynamics, traditions or the body. Continue reading »

Life of the U.S in the Early 1940s Through Incredibly Colorized Photos

Tenant farmer and part of his family in field ready for tobacco planting. Nine miles north of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, circa 1935-42
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Jack Delano (born Jacob Ovcharov; 1914–1997) was a Ukrainian immigrant who became an accomplished photographer for the Works Progress Administration, United Fund, and most notably, the Farm Security Administration (FSA). He wore many hats as he also was a composer known for his use of Puerto Rican folk material, started a television production company, and was a cartoonist, poet, moviemaker, professor, and architectural designer. Continue reading »

Sleeping Waters: Charlotte Bories Creates the Most Beautiful Underwater Portraits

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Charlotte Bories is a french artist from Paris, now based in Bali (Indonesia). In 2008, she graduated with a master’s degree in Art at College of Fine Arts. Ten years later, she fell in love with underwater model photography. Continue reading »

Artist Recreates Old Ceremonial Portraits By Replacing Their Subjects With Cats

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Probably, we all agree that one should treat a cat like a queen or king or dire consequences might follow. These graceful creatures have been highly appreciated since ancient Egyptian times (if not earlier), not without a reason, and Galina Bugaevskaya, a talented digital creator, is well aware of that. Continue reading »

Artist Makes A Dinosaur Series Of Portraits That Are Made By Using Leaves And Flowers

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Artist Raku Inoue creates adorable portraits of dinosaurs using leaves and flowers. The Montreal-based artist is a nature lover and most of his artworks revolve around flora and fauna. His other projects highlight animals and insects of different varieties. Continue reading »

New Past: Impressive Double Exposure Portraits by Omi Kim

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Osaka-based photographer and designer Omi Kim (previously featured) creates powerful narratives by digitally superimposing her own captures. Continue reading »

The Mysterious and Intriguing Portraits of Asian Girls By Wind.fy

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Unfortunately, I have found absolutely no information on who is behind this nickname. In any case, the author succeeds in portraying secret and mysterious images of Asian girls. Continue reading »

Once in Harlem: Intimate Portraits of Harlem Residents Taken by Japanese Photographer Katsu Naito

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In 1983, at only 18 years of age, Katsu Naito arrived in New York from his native Japan to work as a contracted kitchen chef. By 1988 he had settled in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood, an area only just recovering from the brutal economic devastation of the 1970s, and on the cusp of the drastic dislocation brought upon longtime residents of this historically black community in the 1990s. Continue reading »

Intimate Vintage Portraits Documented the Lives of Irish Travellers Outside Dublin in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

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When Alen Macweeney returned to his native Ireland in the 1960s, after working as Richard Avedon’s assistant, he first intended to do a photo essay about W.B. Yeats. His research led him to cover another quintessentially Irish subject, one up to then neglected in photojournalism and Irish society in general. Continue reading »

Stunning Portraits of Black Women From the Victorian Era

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During the Victorian era in England and the United States, aristocratic white women often had a very specific role to play: that of a wife and a mother. But for the small group of Black women who joined the middle or upper class, their role was far more complicated. Continue reading »

Photographer Takes Portraits To Express People’s Emotionality

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According to Katarzyna Załużna: “In my life, I am confronted with various situations, events that trigger pleasant emotions, a sense of harmony, but there are also those difficult ones that are not welcome, but cannot be inhibited, rejected, then I try to express them, find a vent in the form of enigmatic images. I present a series of portraits of the easy and pleasant and the extremely different – dark, mysterious and sensual. Continue reading »

Stunning Autochrome Portraits of Women Taken by Alfonse Van Besten From the Early 20th Century

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Alfonse Van Besten (1865–1926) was a painter and took full advantage of the possibilities of the new color process. One can see that many of his autochromes were taken with a “painterly eye” e.g. Musing (Mrs.Van Besten) and Symphony in white. It was evident that he had a very good sense of composition. Continue reading »

Artist Transforms Old Paintbrushes Into Stunning Portraits

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San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto transforms old paintbrushes into stunning portraits. She carves the ends of her used paintbrushes into refined painted renaissance ladies, and the colorful used brush hairs become the sweeping elegant fibers of their gowns. Continue reading »

The Fascinating Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits Made out Of Fruits, Vegetables and Fish, 1563-1591

“Vertumnus – Rudolf II,” depicts Rudolph II (1552-1612), Holy Roman Emperor from 1576, as Vertumnus, the ancient Roman god of seasons who presided over gardens and orchards. 1590.
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject. Continue reading »

Studio Portraits of Cate Blanchett Taken by Kim Andreolli in 1999

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Born Catherine Élise Blanchett in Melbourne, Australia, on May 14, 1969, Cate Blanchett began making a name for herself in theater soon after graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992. Continue reading »

This Polish Artist Would Consume Peyote, Cocaine, and Other Intoxicants Before Creating Stunning Pastel Portraits

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Self-Portrait, 1938
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In pursuit of Pure Form, the Polish artist Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz known as “Witkacy” would consume peyote, cocaine, and other intoxicants before creating pastel portraits. Continue reading »

Preservation: Photographer Blake Little Creates Conceptual Series Of Human Bodies Totally Covered With Honey

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Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little created conceptual portrait series of human bodies totally covered with honey. This series of photographs presented here combine the old and the new in a bold way. His vivid images startle the viewer. They freeze the human form, preserving it not in proverbial amber, but rather – and unexpectedly – in honey. Continue reading »

What We Will Look Like by The End of 2022: Grotesque Portraits by Christian Rex van Minnen

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The skillful artist is not only a witness to his time, but also capable of guessing the future. Christian Rex van Minnen is a perfect example in this sense. The artist himself states that he only does abstraction in portraiture, but one look at his work is enough to understand that van Minnen, with his heel and scrotum-like faces, has clearly seen how we will all look at the end of the year 2022, so far one of the nastiest years of this millennium. Continue reading »

Creepy, Funny, and Very Strange: Eddy Stevens’ Surreal Portraits

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Eddy Stevens is a Belgian surrealist painter, the author of a series of portraits of strange people who seem to have emerged from some kind of Black Lodge. Continue reading »

The Sense Of Emotions In Fine Art Photography By Masha Sardari

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According to a photographer: “My name is Masha Sardari and I am 18 years old. I am a self-taught, fine art photographer and I have been creating art since January of 2010. Continue reading »

Sensual Fine-Art Portrait Photography By Berta Vicente

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It is an absolute trendsetter for the genre of fine-art photography. Lately there has been many wonderful photographers who take up fineart genre and amaze the world with their talent. Here we have Berta who is from Barcelona. Her pictures are spell bounding in relation to the depth and the feelings it conveys. Continue reading »