Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Examples of Portraits

None of these photos are mine; they all belong to their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

Formal Portraiture
Anne Hathaway as Fantine photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue
This portrait, of actress Anne Hathaway, is part of a recent set for Vogue Magazine featuring the upcoming film Les Miserables. As a fan of not only Leibovitz but the musical on which the film is based, I love how well the portrait captures the character (Fantine) that Hathaway portrays. Regarding the technical features of the portrait, the lighting is also used sparingly but effectively, creating a subdued, almost documentary-like atmosphere.

Informal Portraiture
Faye Dunaway photographed by Terry O'Neill
Terry O'Neill was a very interesting and very prominent photographer of the 1970s. I really like the combination of formality but mostly informality in this photo, of actress Faye Dunaway after her Oscar win in 1977. The portrait seems to convey a sense of weariness or dissatisfaction, perhaps with media or pop culture as a whole. It's made even more fascinating by the fact that O'Neill and Dunaway were married at the time.

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