Exercise 3: Portrait Typology

There are many possible ways of classifying portraits, for example:

  1. By facial expression
  2. By eye direction
  3. By body direction
  4. By % of body
  5. Background type
  6. Occupation

I have chosen to classify portraits by actor type, taking my artistic cue from Huebler, but using different actors for the different types – serious thespian, young and moody, action man, thespian in a contemporary role, breaking the mould, cutting wit, charming and funny, comedic soap, martial artist. The individual photographs have been selected from an image search on Bing. The resulting images and collection are objective and dispassionate.

Portrait Typology

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