What is a Portrait?

What is a portrait?
A Portrait:
  • Depicts a person(s)
  • Can capture the ‘essence’ or a person
  • Can represent a person
  • Can be staged or natural
  • Can be for utilitarian purposes or art purposes or personal memory purposes.

Portrait Photographers

I researched into portrait photographers that I had never heard of before, following attending this lecture.
His work has been inspired by a “fascination with the face”. He was first noticed for his close-up portrait style in the 1980’s.

This work led me on to Martin Schoeller, who is a German Photographer who improved his skills by working alongside Annie Leibovitz.