Portrait Photography. Whether it may be considered artistic, or in contrast, a poignant aspect in an upcoming medical study, I believe its sole purpose is to capture a designated moment; one which is irreplaceable and unchangeable...
Throughout the years, portraiture has advanced with regards to its techniques. Nevertheless, it has always stuck to the primary characteristic of highlighting the subject's personality through effective lighting, backdrops and poses. Having developed a growing interest in this realm of the arts over the summer holidays, I began taking photographs of family members, friends and loved ones - those who lie closest to my heart and, over time, develop a tangible/non-tangible timeline based on particular moments in their lives.
In the following pictures situated below, I have used two approaches to portraiture. Firstly: the constructionist and secondly the modern ( day-to-day ) candid. Within the constructionist pictures, I wanted to capture the subjects sharp facial structure - allowing the individuals' eyes and chiselled cheekbones to be accentuated while allowing the torso to be represented in a softer focus. Contrastingly, the use of a candid approach is very simplistic and informal as it is based on people´s daily lives; capturing a moment of my friend and me solely, as a memoir. Although candid pictures taken from the paparazzi are critiqued and frowned upon for being ¨invasive¨I find them quite revealing about a person´s personality as it demonstrates how someone behaves in various realistic scenarios.
What do you guys think about portrait photography? Or about photography in general?
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I guess this is bye for now!
Isabel BF xox
*Credits to VJW for her assistance in some of the following pictures.