In 2003, Nicolai Howalt took 78 double portraits of teenage boys before and after their first boxing match. Many of the after-fight shots featured bloodied faces and disheveled hair, but quite a number of boys among the lot emerged looking like they didn’t even have a fight. If it’s not beginner’s luck, they must be that good.
Having spent the past two months in New York City, Chris Godfrey gives the viewer a personal insight into his trip. A mix of both reportage and portrait photography, a sense of experience has been captured when looking through the photos. Every picture has a little story behind it, with my favourite being Bin on […]
Quebec-based photographer Ulric Collette’s series of genetic portraits shows just how closely family members resemble each other. He masterfully blends photographs of two relatives together into one person, highlighting both the similarities and differences between the two people. Collette’s brilliant series was even shortlisted in the world most prestigious advertising awards show, the Cannes Lion. […]
New York-based photographer Nir Arieli captures the grace and elegance of dancers in his series entitled Tension. Through the use of an overlapping technique, Arieli highlights the intricate and dynamic muscle movements these male dancers. The overlapping effect creates an energetic composition that portrays strength, control, and tenacity.
Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte’s latest series, shot in the US and Spain over the course of three years, depicts the change in relationships between men and women from previous generations. Uriarte seeks to represent the balance within the relationship, but also the confusion and uncertainty men experience during this change. Entitled The Men Under the […]
Glasgow-based pizzeria owner Domenico Crolla does more than just make delicious pizzas, he creates edible works of art. Crolla makes detailed portraits of pop culture icons such as Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Rhianna, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. He even makes pizzas with Louboutins on them, with their iconic red soles made from tomato sauce. […]
Noah Erenberg, from Isla Vista, California, recently created a series of expressionistic paintings of faces from his imagination. Noah (challenged with autism) has a vivid sense of colour and form and recreates his beachside neighborhood in paintings, drawings and text work. He was recently asked to join the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara. More […]
I chanced upon Indonesian artist Syaiful A Rachman’s 153 x 153 cm portrait of Michael Jackson at OdeToArt gallery recently, and it was amazing to zoom in on the acrylic painting and see how crowds of tiny little anonymous people make up the big picture. Rachman has used a similar approach and point of view […]
Portraits of people with superhero-inspired logos, illustrations and comic panes imprinted all over their faces? We are all living a bit larger-than-life these days. Artist Sandra Chevrier wields quite a bit of magic with watercolor, acrylic, pencil and collage.
To do a portrait of a person is to dig deep into his or her soul, to understand what they do and why they do it, and then make it visible. When this person is a celebrity, the job is harder because they’ve already gone through many interpretations. Still, you have to find something new. […]
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is on the prowl to collect your DNA. Like a forensic detective, Hagborg has learned to find traces of strangers’ DNA on common rubbish such as cigarette butts and chewed gum. Sounds a little gross, right? But trust me, it’s all worth it in the end when you see the incredible life-like portraits she creates from […]
Skype is mainly for mums who miss their study-abroad kids, or for long-distance lovers. But Gabrielle Bell, the mind and hand behind alternative comics Lucky and Voyeurs, and collaborator of Michel Gondry, has found the best use of the software yet. She’ll do a tiny watercolour portrait of you over Skype. The results are gorgeous.
Illustrator Mike Mitchell created this stunning series of portraits of characters from famous movies where his subtle use of colour accurately captures the personality of each character. Recognise your favourite amongst them?
Brett Williams’s chalk pastel portraits celebrate the vulnerable, broken side of being human. These intimate pieces show us a side of the subjects that is normally hidden. The South African artist spares no details no matter how unflattering. The nudes are honestly scared and creased. His self-portrait feels tired and bruised. And that’s the beauty […]