The Art of the Portrait


General Photography

Much can be said about the art of photographic portraiture, and - as always - it’s probably best to look at photos instead of spending a lot of time on theory (even though there should be - and, time and opportunity allowing, hopefully will be - time for that, too). This past weekend, the New York Times Magazine contained a section entitled Great Performers, which was/is noteworthy because of the photography. When you look at the images, you’ll see quite an interesting mix of portraiture, with some quite amazing work and some that is.. well, gimmicky and thus quite forgettable. Have a look!