Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'Portraits' (27)

New Incredibly Realistic Embroidered Portraits



Have you ever seen such amazing portraits made out of nothing but thread? Though artist Cayce Zavaglia has been creating her embroidered portraits for about 10 years now, it was only until recently that her thread art made its way around the web. Her pieces are usually just under life size and take approximately 6-8 months to create. Astonishingly, the only paint she uses is…

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Added by alice on November 12, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Most Adorable Baby Animal Prints



If you love charming animal photography, you probably have already heard of Sharon Montrose. Known for her quintessential unique style that captures the simple essence of animals, the photographer has a beautiful style that's unmistakable. All of her photographs are of real, live animals who are shot either in her studio or where they live. Using the magic of Photoshop, she then just places… Continue

Added by alice on November 2, 2011 at 9:21am — 2 Comments

Fantastic Farm Animal Portraits - Part II



Do you remember Rob MacInnis' fantastic farm animal portraits? To help raise funds for his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Rob MacInnis is now offering a limited edition of 50 portfolios, available through Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects. Each portfolio… Continue

Added by alice on August 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Portraits of Harley-Davidson Riders



Last year, French photographer Sacha Goldberger had one incredibly busy summer. In addition to his popular Joggers series, Goldberger decided that he would take professional portraits of 80 Harley-Davidson riders from France. These Harley enthusiasts were not just captured face on, they were also… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Surreal Moving Away Portraits



Right now, over on Eye Buy Art's front page, an interesting series by photographer Adam Rankin is being featured. It's a sad and somewhat surreal set of portraits taken in the weeks leading up to the sale of Rankin's family home.



"In each portrait, the subject floats above and through a shared memory, heading towards something new… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Quirky, Cool and Creative Portraits



Next time you're in the mood to change up your Facebook profile picture, may you remember the name Lauren Lemon. Though her actual name is Lauren Randolph, this Los Angeles-based photographer also goes by that sweet (or should I say sour) pseudonym. With a specialty in creative portrait photography, Lemon has a way of making people's personalities, quite literally, jump off the screen.… Continue

Added by alice on June 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Misconception Shattering Portraits in Pakistan



Ask any person if they love their country and more than likely that answer will be varying degrees of "Yes." For Khalil Shah, that place is Pakistan. Though he's traveled, lived and worked abroad, he still considers Pakistan his home country and has been happily living there for the past few years.



Shah takes to its streets and snaps wonderful portraits of people from all sorts of… Continue

Added by alice on June 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Fascinating Phone Book Portraits



Back in 1995, Alex Queral was just an undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle who loved to paint. What he enjoyed the most was creating self portraits using a "heavy impasto technique," which required a lot of paint and sometimes even wax to make the faces a bit more sculptural. Suddenly, he hit a wall. Queral was using so much paint that it was costing him a fortune. As luck would… Continue

Added by alice on June 2, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Cinematic Celebrity Portraits (12 photos)



Brooklyn, New York-based Eric Ogden is a celebrity photographer who knows how to create a mood. Using just the right amount of lighting, he's able to capture some of our favorite celebrities looking introspective and even a bit forlorn.



"My portraits are almost always anchored in an environment, so the locations are very important and often play a large part in lending a sense of… Continue

Added by alice on March 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Celebrity Portraits Made from Thousands of Circles (6 pieces)



Though Ben Heine is well-known for his very clever series Pencil Vs Camera, many might not know about his Digital Circlism set. Heine's created a new technique whereby digital circles are selectively placed onto a black background. Using a sharp round brush in Photoshop CS4, he makes these circles of… Continue

Added by alice on March 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Wonderfully Refreshing Celebrity Portraits (22 photos)

While we love seeing our favorite celebrities look dark and brooding or even upset (no, it's not the sadist in me), it's also wonderfully refreshing to see them like this - laughing, hamming it up for the… Continue

Added by alice on November 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Beautiful Portraits That Pull You In (12 photos)

One of the first thing you'll notice when you visit photographer Jeremy Goldberg's website is that his photos are divided up into three unique and distinct sections - CinemaScope, EightTrack and ShoeBox. In CinemaScope and in EightTrack, you'll find yourself entranced by the glamorous and modern way he shoots our favorite actors and musicians, but it's in ShoeBox… Continue

Added by alice on October 4, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Kid Portraits with Character (15 photos)

After the overwhelmingly positive response we received from Jason Lee's creative kids photography, I decided to look for other parent photographers. My search led me halfway across the world to Australia where I found Michelle Dupont. With six stunningly beautiful kids, Dupont is not only… Continue

Added by alice on October 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

Unbelievably Beautiful Portraits by Matthew Priestley (16 photos)

A photographer based in Mesa, Arizona, Matt Priestley has a portfolio filled with stunning portraits. Manipulating shadows and light, each of his photos look like they could be a part of a magazine spread. Flipping through his Flickr page, you can't help but see his progression, his experimentation… Continue

Added by alice on September 18, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Celebrity Portraits with a Dark Twist (20 total)

Though we've seen our share of celebrity photographers, we've never seen anyone who could bring out the delectably dark side of them like Patrick Hoelck. By carefully manipulating shadows and light, Hoelck creates a heightened sense of drama, turning our favorite celebrities into strangely intriguing characters.



"When I photographed Ian McKellen," Hoelck… Continue

Added by alice on September 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Arresting Portraits by Timothy Keen

What is it about Timothy Keen's photos that makes them so unbelievably arresting? Is it the way he uses white space to give his subjects room to breathe, to stretch their arms and gaze up into the sky? Or is it the way he uses composition and lighting to tell an emotionally charged story; one of love, longing or lust?



Whatever it is, you feel a…

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Added by alice on September 12, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Arnold Newman's Incredible Artist Portraits (25 photos)

Pablo Picasso, Spanish Painter and Sculptor, 1954

“We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds," so said Arnold Newman, one of the world's best-known and most admired photographers to have ever lived. Known for his "environmental portraits" of artists and politicians, he captured the essence of his subjects by showing them in their… Continue

Added by alice on August 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Mesmerizing Mixed Media Portraits (12 total)

Using a variety of different tools including a bic pen, watercolors and Chinese ink, artist Florian Nicolle creates amazing, mixed media portraits. After a rigorous amount of drawing and painting, she then adds texture and detail using Photoshop.



As she explains to us, "I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Summer Self Portraits by Yulia Gorodinski



Though it wasn't too long ago that Eugene introduced us to the stunning self-portraits of Russia-born photographer Yulia Gorodinski, I couldn't help but want to share these new photos from her. I love the vintage feel to her photos, the way she highlights certain parts of her body, and her…

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Added by alice on July 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Cutest Puppy Portraits (12 photos)



Truth be told, we all think that our dogs are the cutest living creatures in the world. By just how do we capture their effervescent personalities, show the world just how charismatic and caring they can be? Well, if you live in Toronto, near professional pet photographer Piotr Organa, you may want to ask him to take their portrait. Capturing man's best friend in a…

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Added by alice on June 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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