Portraiture

Photo © András Dobi

1st classified

The Same Sky
by Carloman Macidiano Céspedes Riojas


"This goodbye does not mask a see you later This never does not hide a hope These ashes do not play with fire This blind man does not look back To this noise so fatherless I will not let you drill A rotten heart of beating This fish does not die through your mouth This crazy man...

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Runner up

The Sisters
by Justine Tjallinks


This is a contemporary photographic interpretation of the original portrait painting 'The Sisters' by Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1884. My team and I use the designs by contemporary Dutch couturiers, never historical costumes, so the result are always in line with the contemporary z...

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Highly commended

Grace
by Justine Tjallinks


This is a contemporary photographic interpretation of the original portrait painting of princess Maria Abamelek-Lazareva (1900s) by Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky (Russia, 1868-1945). My team and I use the designs by contemporary Dutch couturiers, never historical costumes, so the resul...

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Highly commended

Lorca in a Painting Art
by Peyman Naderi


It is the story of a girl who lived through a period of history but was never seen, and though she was very artistic, she always hid from others until one day her identity was revealed. She was still trying to keep his identity a secret until she was satisfied to register herself...

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Little Black Diamond
by Reiny Bourgonje


I only use natural light for my portraits. Dark, muted colors and the simplicity of the light in the paintings of the seventeenth-century Dutch masters. My pictures have the same atmosphere.

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Highly commended

The Rubik's Cubist
by Kristian Piccoli


The Rubik's Cube can be used as a theatrical device to represent the intelligence of the user. It can also represent an attempt to create order in our lives.

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Commended

Am I Beautiful Now?
by Lex Eliot Rose


Self-Portrait - Am I Beautiful Now? - is an artwork about how far we tend to go to fit in. What norms and ideals are we trying to live up to? What happens to us when we never see our body represented or represented in a bad way? And what happens if we just resist playing the game...

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Commended

Portrait of Lorca
by Peyman Naderi


It is the story of a girl who lived through a period of history but was never seen, and though she was very artistic, she always hid herself from others until one day, her identity was revealed. She was still trying to keep her identity a secret until she was satisfied to registe...

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Commended

Opulence
by Justine Tjallinks


This is a contemporary photographic interpretation of the original portrait painting of 'A Young Woman Warming her Hands over a Brazier: Allegory of Winter' by Caesar Boëtius van Everdingen, c. 1644 - c. 1648. My team and I use the designs by contemporary Dutch couturiers, never...

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Commended

The Dark Violinist
by Peyman Naderi


That's all about the soldier that loves her violin; but she was in the war and couldn't play her violin. But she left the war and back home could play her violin.

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Commended

Elder Smoking
by Pingyao Song


The portrait of an old man smoking surrounded by the smokes of his workshop in a magic atmosphere.

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Mr Ha
by Kristian Piccoli


I met 90-year-old Mr Ha recently. I was drawn to his spirit. Having the opportunity to capture portraits of him was fortuitous as he left this world not long after.

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Commended

Ode to Klimt
by Mariëtte Aernoudts


The painter Klimt inspires me enormously and I love his tangle of colors and textures. This woman wears my digital made 'golden' dress made of a photo of flowers. Her face is full with freckles and she has copper hair. The background has 'golden' details.

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Commended

Viola Bella at MOMA Chicago
by Michael Pantuso


Viola Bella Pantuso at the steps of MOMA Chicago. Viola is third-year upper school student at the Royal Ballet School in London.

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Commended

Dreamers
by Karolina Skorek


A photo that I created around September 2019. It represents the spirit of animals and their protective qualities, it is my interpretation of the deep bond we all have with animals, and that anything is possible in your dreams and imagination.

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Commended

Mag
by Karolina Pyrek


This photo was taken in studio in Sosnowiec, Poland. I used a black backdrop and only daylight to shoot this picture. We used only simple make up. Magda is a professional model so she was posing very naturally. In post-production I used only little retouching and dodge and burn t...

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