A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

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  1. tac

    Portraits in the sand.....

    of casualties of WW1, a tester of better movies to come in the next few days. VERY poignant stuff, folks. One of them could have been my granddad. It was the brainchild of movie-maker Danny Boyle to get people to make portraits of soldiers from WW1 who never came home on the beaches of their...
  2. RicInOR

    Rolling Thunder Portraits - Thunder Chiefs

    Portraits of Thunderchiefs, the Rolling Thunder Pilots of the Vietnam War http://cademartin.com/overwar/
  3. RicInOR

    Guns for Christmas - Portraits of Gun Owners

    Photographs of Americans and Their Christmas Guns Photographs of Americans and Their Christmas Guns
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