I realized I don’t feature traditional style portraits very often. But when I see a gorgeous image on my screen sometimes it changes my whole Monday In Frame plan. In James Jackson’s image, the woman’s coy expression, and the way in which her hair falls softly with slight movement, embodies a demure moment in a somewhat gritty scene. It creates a cinematic quality that makes me want to know more about this ingénue.
Featured Instagrammers: June 30, 2016
Obscured portraits pair well with geometric abstracts in this week’s menu of Featured Instagrammers.
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Featured Instagrammers: June 16, 2016
Among the portraits, still-lifes and abstracts, this week’s Featured Instagrammers evoke a gamut of feelings.
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Featured Instagrammer: Phil Martin
This week’s featured Instagram user is Phil Martin, @phil.martin. Phil is also the founder of the Make Portraits Not War (@makeportraitsnotwar) account and hashtag. Beyond the usual people-jumping-in-the-air and selfie-in-the-mirror shots, Phil’s best works are his portraits using available light.
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Jim Darling’s Portraits
A snapshot of a another person is a simple takeaway of a moment, meant to capture a passing second of time. A portrait is more special. A portrait can share insight about the subject, and the photographer. Jim Darling’s portrait work shares with the viewer a deeper sense of the subject and of himself.