Brazilian Artist Draws Realistic Portraits that Look Like Photographs

Nope! These are not photographs! I was just as surprised to find out that these are actually incredibly realistic oil paintings done by 40-year-old Brazilian artist Fabiano Millani. Continue reading »

Fabulous Portrait Photos of Celebrities Taken by Patrick Lichfield

Jacqueline Bisset, circa 1960s

Born 1939 in Oxford, Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield was an English photographer and a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, his mother Anne Bowes-Lyon (1917–1980, known as ‘Princess Anne of Denmark’ after her second marriage) having been a niece of the late Queen Mother. He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield from his paternal grandfather. In his professional practice he was known as Patrick Lichfield. Continue reading »

The Fantastic, Beautiful and Colorful Mosaic Portraits by Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsevis is a Greek visual designer living and working in Pafos, Cyprus. He holds a Diploma in Graphic Design from the Akademie für das Grafische Gewerbe, München and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. Continue reading »

The Art of Japanese Portrait Photography by Kishin Shinoyama

Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama has dedicated his practice to exploring intimacy and the human body, as well as documenting his home place of Tokyo. His sensual photographs often depict the body within the architecture of the city or conversely, the inherent sculptural qualities of the naked human form. Shinoyama was born in 1940, in Tokyo, Japan. He studied in the Department of Photography at Nippon University and was awarded the Advertising Photographer’s Association prize. After being employed at the Light Publicity advertising company, he started to work as an independent photographer in 1968. Continue reading »

Sensual Black and White Portrait Photos of Goldie Hawn Taken by Joseph Klipple in 1964

Born 1945 in Washington, D.C., Goldie Hawn began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at the age of three and danced in the corps de ballet of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker in 1955. She made her stage debut in 1964, playing Juliet in a Virginia Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet. Continue reading »

This Artist Drew These 30 Animals So “Badly”, It Might Be A New Style

Art comes in all forms and shapes and always makes people wonder about things and find the most accurate interpretations. But what is considered a good piece of art? To each individual, it might be a different thing: the memories or feelings the painting is calling out, techniques that are used to create the piece, the artist and their personality, their talent, and work. There is no one way to become a successful artist, and Hercule Van Wolfwinkle is one of the people who can confirm that. Continue reading »

Beautiful Portraits of Highland Park High School Teenage Girls, 1947


Cornell Capa/LIFE Photo Archive

Highland Park High School is a public, co-educational high school located immediately north of downtown Dallas in University Park, Dallas County, Texas. It is a part of the Highland Park Independent School District, which serves residents who are predominantly college-educated professionals and business leaders in the Dallas community. It serves: all of the city of University Park, most of the town of Highland Park, and portions of Dallas. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos of Jane Birkin at Home Taken by Jean-Claude Deutsch in 1971

A native of London, Jane Birkin began her career as an actress, appearing in minor roles in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup (1966), and Kaleidoscope (1966). In 1968, she met Serge Gainsbourg while co-starring with him in Slogan, which marked the beginning of a years-long working and personal relationship. Continue reading »

Sensitive and Emotional Portrait Paintings by Nina Milke

According to Nina Milke: “Everything happened when I became a single mom. I was searching for my inspiration and passion. First I started my creativity with making photo collages in photoshop. Continue reading »

Brzilian Street Artist Goes Viral After Using Trees As ‘Hair’ For His Women’s Portraits

Urbanism and nature seem like contradictory things, but this is not always the case. Sometimes if one’s imagination can allow, the two can be combined just like bread and butter, forming a collaboration that creates something really special and unique. Continue reading »

Lovely Vintage Photos of Rock Stars Posing With Their Kitty Cats

Johnny Ramone

Who doesn’t like rock stars and cute kitty cats?

Though their contributions rarely receive credit, pets have played their part across pop history. An animal’s presence can offer comfort, laughter, inspiration, or annoyance, and earning a pet’s affection can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Naturally, those emotions can’t help but bleed into an artist’s work. Continue reading »

This Artist Draws Portraits Of People Using Pencils And Watercolors

According to Rubi Glaz: “Studied to be a diplomat, but now I’ve become a full-time artist and live in a small Russian town, Volgograd. My name is Ulyana, I’m 22 years old. For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawing. In my teenage years, I rushed around a lot trying to find myself, my place in this world, and my life’s work. Continue reading »

Portraits of Couples, Gangs, Children, Friends, and Carnival People at California County Fairs in the Late 1970s

Back in the 1970s, a young man went to work for a carnival concessionaire who, each summer, took a portable photo studio on the road to county fairs across California and the west. For a few dollars, you could have a portrait-sized or larger photo of you and your loved-one to frame and put up on the wall, in only 15 minutes. Pre-digital, it was a good deal. Continue reading »

You Will Be Amazed by These Unforgettable Portraits by Laura Rubin

With so many muscles in the human face, it is no wonder that facial expressions so easily convey a vast array of emotions. While many of them are easy to see, there are subtle micro-expressions which aren’t as easy to spot, or to understand. Continue reading »

Beautiful Sunny Portraits of Girls by Sam Yang

Sam Yang is a digital artist. He lives in Toronto. He has a Youtube channel, an Instagram account and a patrean account. He draws digitally. That guy focused more on the characters. Continue reading »

The Intimate and Dramatic Portraits of Ivana Lena Besevic

Ivana Lena Besevic is a Belgrade/Paris based fine artist & freelance illustrator and a founder of an illustration agency IB ART STUDIO. Specializing in portraiture, narrative and figurative art and working professionally in both digital and traditional media. Continue reading »

“We Were Once Alive”: 100-Year-Old Portraits from Rural Sweden by John Alinder

Sävasta, Altuna parish, 1910–20

From the 1910s to the 1930s, John Alinder portrayed the local people of rural Sweden, the landscape around them and their way of life. Alone, in pairs or in groups, the people stand facing the photographer’s camera. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Captivating Animal Portraits From Seashells Found At The Beach

It seems that during the pandemic, a lot of us found some new hobbies and interesting things to do. Some of us learned some useful skills such as cooking and gardening, got interested in a healthy lifestyle, started doing sports outdoors, or turned to our creative side and started painting or got into DIY things. We all had to become creative since the range of activities was minimized and traveling was out of the question. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits of People Over 100 with Their Younger Selves

Prokop Vejdělek, at age 22 and 101

Jan Langer
Vejdělek is a former metallurgical engineer who will never forget the taste of warm fresh goat’s milk.

Centenarians — people 100 years or older — are a rarity. Their lives are often scrutinized as holding the key to aging.

Czech photographer Jan Langer’s portrait series “Faces of Century” shows them in a different light: as human beings aged by years of experience, but at their deepest level, unchanged by the passing of time. Continue reading »

The Emotive Pastel Portraits by Tammy Gabriel

Tammy Gabriel is a portrait artist based on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

“Since COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020, I have been creating pastel portraits and taking commissions.

I am self-taught (I have been told that I was drawing since I could hold a pencil) and have always been fascinated by people, figures, and especially faces and hands. I love to show a person’s individual character and expression through a painting. I love working with shadows and light and interesting compositions. Continue reading »

Cuong Nguyen Uses The Streets As A Canvas For His Incredibly Realistic Chalk Portraits

Now’s the perfect season to break out chalk and draw on the pavement, and there are many people who do this at this time of the year. Though it’s usual to assume that this type of activity is reserved for children, and it’s common to see simple drawings done by them, there are people like Cuong Nguyen who take it to another level. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year 2021

The 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the Year Winners. Congratulations to Forough Yavari, the inaugural winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year. Forough’s portrait titled ‘Solitude’ won The Portrait Story Category as well as the overall prize.


“Solitude”. The overall winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year was this incredible work by Forough Yavari from Australia. (Photo by Forough Yavari/International Portrait Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Photographer Omar Reda Captures a Unique Kenyan Tribe

“Tribal life is fading with the invasion of the modern lifestyle. Kenya is one of the most advanced African countries and one can notice clearly that tribes are affected by globalization. Continue reading »

Amazing Macro Portraits of Bees Reveal How Different They Actually Look

Wildlife camera and drone operator Josh Forwood shot a fascinating series of close-up portraits of bees that “show how very different they all look.” Continue reading »

Stunning Black and White Celebrity Photographs Taken by Dennis Hopper in the 1960s

Jean Tinguely, 1963

Dennis Hopper (1936–2010) is a cult figure. One would be hard-pressed to find anyone who better represents the emotionally charged era of the Sixties cultural revolution. He was gifted, self-assured, and radical – “the definitive Hollywood rebel,” a protagonist of the provocative, eccentric, and excessive. Hopper was an actor, director, and author –sometimes all at once, as in Easy Rider (1969), The Last Movie (1971), or Out of the Blue (1980). Continue reading »