portraiture

Michael Wells

michael wells is a photographer whose portfolio spans from interiors to portraiture to landscapes to cityscapes to other interesting work like the border projects… i got lost in it for quite a while, i tell you. i am particularly drawn to his interior shots that are so richly hued, and the same can be said for his portraits which are also magnificent. go have a browse.

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rainy day special

a series i love so much i actually have to hold myself back from making more. trying to keep these relatively few and far between because i know that if i didn’t they would become boring. it would be like eating pancakes every day. where’s the fun in that? pancakes are so good because you only have them now and then – usually when it’s raining. apparently only a south african / afrikaans thing … or … something only my mom did? consequently not a rainy day goes by without the thought of pancakes now. anyway, i think you get it. colour comparisons = pancakes in this roundabout analogy.

see the rest of the colour comparisons.

ps: it’s not actually raining here, but i hope it is somewhere.

lee olivieramaurice denis – parisians at the seaside, evening

altamirawilliam merritt chase – portrait of miss e.

streetstyle aestheticcharles w. hawthorne – woman in green

style sightings / charles ernest rodolphe henri lehmann – faustine leo

trendy crew / mucha – portrait of maruska

vanessa jackmanedouard manet – parisienne, portrait of madame jules guillemet

the sartorialistcharles w. hawthorne – the lovers

the sartorialistmary cassatt – the letter

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john kelso

i clicked through to john kelso‘s website after following his work on flickr for a while, and he opens with:

my name is john kelso. i like to take pictures and play with my dog (copernicus)

copernicus! if that doesn’t spark INSTANT LIKABILITY … then his photographs surely will.

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Portrait / Portrait

i’ve been looking for a reason to do another one of these posts. truth is they’ve been featured on some of my favourite blogs lately, and i’ve received many kind emails from readers saying how much they like them. man, people on the internet are nice! so i dipped into my folders of saved vintage photos (all from doctor macro) & paired them with portraits that i love. ended up making way too many for one post… more to come later.

marilyn monroe / al greco – a lady in a fur wrap

susan haywardivan g. olinsky – serviceman’s wife

james dean / charles w. hawthorne

janet leigh / leigh louise gadbois

natalie wood / picasso – la toilette

sharon tate / félix vallotton – la liseuse

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attribute portraits

i bookmarked these portraits by jelmar geertsma before i even had the blog, and by some happy circumstance rediscovered them this week when i was trawling through old favourites on a mission to find something else (don’t you love it when that happens?) things organised neatly and portraiture all in one = yes. jelmar explains,

series of portraits i’m making of my family … the portraits are made up of attributes that each of us have for our hobbies or work. the upper-right corner shows painted portraits as well, which are painted by my father.

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