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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 »

Impressive Portraits of Grace Jones in the 1970s and 1980s

Grace Jones (born May 19, 1948) is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, she and her family moved to Syracuse, New York, when she was 13. Continue reading »

“I See Faces”: Artist Ilan Adar Creates Amazing Stone Portraits

In an ongoing series, artist Ilan Adar scours shorelines for stones, carefully arranging them into striking faces that he then preserves through photography. Continue reading »

Artist Used Neural Network To Create These Portraits

Claudia Fuggetti’s research sees the creation of images as the endpoint of a visual investigation balanced between the real and the unreal, intending to propose new reading keys to interpreting the contemporary. Continue reading »

“All is Inside”: The Superb Surreal Portraits by Shahab Shahmohamadi

Shahab Shahmohamadi is an illustrator, digital painter and concept artist based in Tehran, Iran. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Unique And Amazing People Of The New York Subway

Have you ever wanted to be a model? Well, if you live in New York and take the subway, you might become one. New York photographer Andreas, better known as Mr. NYC Subway, asks random strangers on the subway if they would like to model for him and the result is quite amazing. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Takes Portraits With Real Animals And People Say Her Works Look Like They’re Straight From A Fairy Tale

These pictures are what dreams and fairytales are made of—Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova (previously) creates beautiful portraits that balance between the real and surreal. While she nails lighting, composition, and other important aspects of the craft, arguably the most impressive feature of Plotnikova’s work is her feature of animals that we aren’t used to seeing in fine-art photography. Like a bear. Or a moose. Continue reading »

Translating Emotions and Memories into Digital Artworks

Ankita, or popularly known as Maromi Sagi, is a freelance digital artist from Kolkata. Primarily a self-taught artist, Maromi plunged into the world of art after quitting her job at an IT firm. Continue reading »

“Vulnerable”: Photography Book’s Beautiful Portraits of Indigenous Peoples from Ethiopia to Remote Russia and Myanmar

It’s not easy to experience other cultures right now, but through a stunning new photography book you can get a beguiling insight into the world’s most colourful communities from the comfort of your own home. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Portraits Of New Yorkers Using Colored Pencils And Pastels

According to Olya Nik: “My name is Olya Nik. I moved to New York from Russia a few years ago and was amazed by the city’s vibe. I was happy to see people of all cultures and descents on the city streets who express themselves with their style so freely that I couldn’t resist making photographs and sketches and then completing the artworks in color at home. Continue reading »

The Qajar Series, Inspired by The Studio Portraiture First Introduced to Iran in The Late 19th Century

These photographs are from a series of thirty-three portraits by Shadi Ghadirian, a contemporary artist who was inspired by the studio portraiture first introduced to Iran in the late nineteenth century under the Qajar dynasty (1794–1925). Continue reading »

Expressive and Stylish Female Portraits by Wonbin Lee

Wonbin Lee (이원빈) is an illustrator living and working in South Korea. In his work he mainly portrays young women in a variety of styles – from classical to anime. One thing I can say is that the portraits are very expressive and stylish. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Paints Hyperrealistic Paintings That Are So Precise You Might Confuse Them With Photos

This time, I want to present an incredible gallery of pictures of… paintings. Although it might be hard to believe these were actually painted by a human hand, this is a true representation of the beauty and power of talent and hard work. Continue reading »