Portraiture

Photo © Sina Kelvani

1st classified

Aram
by Alireza Sahebi


Have you ever heard a sound louder than the sound of the eyes? This work was formed by following the pure space for communication between the subject and audience -- eliminating clothes from the body, creating freckles, using green as a symbol of nature ... All of these elements...

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Runner up

Ashanti
by Carmen Pascual


I like to do portraits inspired by Dutch Golden Age painting. I usually use soft lighting in my photographs. At present, I investigate the portrait and the correspondence between the internal and external features of the subjects portrayed, including people and animals.

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Highly commended

50 Years Once More
by Hardijanto Budiman


How will you look like 50 years from now? This question inspired me to create the sequel of "Poem For Sisters" series. This "Experimental" Portrait is a blending between Traditional and Contemporary, between Ancient elements and and Surrealism. I try to express "Imaginary World"...

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Highly commended

Inner Journey
by Tshabalala Bongani


This shot is from a body of work I have been developing which tackles my journey about my struggle with mental illness, self love , self acceptance and my struggle with gender identity.

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Highly commended

African Art
by Reiny Bourgonje


Daylight portrait of an African girl in front of the painting of the dutch artist Hermanus Uppink ( 1789), "Still life with flowers".

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Commended

Circle
by Nika Koles


This is a portrait of a young girl with a very young look. It talks about the ambiguity of what we know and what we see.

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Commended

Prayer for Ukraine
by Svetlana Melik-nubarova


Dedicated to the dead children of Ukraine. Girls, some of whom will never be brides. The model Nastya is a refugee from Ukraine (Cherkassy).

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Commended

Thomas
by Yvette Zellerer


As a portrait photographer I follow a group of 13 children on their journey to adulthood. I started in 2010 when they were 7 years old. Every five years we plan a new shoot and sit down to talk. They tell me what has happend in the past years, what they wish for, how they feel or...

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Commended

Portrait of Florist, Ash Claydon in Autumn
by David Pickens


The Autumnal Chair - Portrait of a florist, emphasizing the seasonal change both outside and within. The feeling of Summers end turning into Autumn as the greens turn to reds then brown.

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Commended

Sara
by Tina De Falco


Portrait wrapped in the nature of Sara's face, where the attention is essentially concentrated in the depth of her gaze in perfect symbiosis with the colors of nature.

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Commended

Inner Feelings
by Gabriela Homolova


We often hide our inner feelings in front of other people. We hide them behind our clothes, jewelry, make-up, fake smiles... However, sometimes our emotions overwhelm us and our feelings come to the surface. Uninvited. Unwanted. We feel naked... but later liberated.

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Commended

Multigraph #1 Cordes
by René Riis


From a series of portraits of people from Berlin. Everybody has been photographed in the old technique called "Multigraph". A Technique patented in the 19th century in USA. Later the technique spread to all of USA and also to Europe. In a Multigraph, you see the person from 5 dif...

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Commended

New People, Old Masters
by Reiny Bourgonje


Daylight portrait of a beautiful 5 years old dutch girl processed in the flower painting of the old dutch Master Hermanus Uppink, made in 1789.

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Commended

Mother
by Coral Rocío González González


Fine art portrait where female empowerment is the key. We are in a world where it is important to make visible body diversity and ageing. Other species females also have their place in this fight.

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Commended

Daydreams
by Mirella Lukens


My latest series is a portrait series called DAYDREAMS, in which I portrayed teens in a dreamlike manner, with daylight only. The series can literally be seen as a flight from the reality during the pandemic. Everyone went through a tough time, but teens missed the most. I portra...

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Commended

Interior spaces
by Fabio Germani


In this portrait I have tried to explore the inner spaces of the human soul and in particular the feeling of melancholy that comes and goes from the past leaving elementary particles of regret.

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Commended

Polina
by Michael Strapec


I asked my little friend Polina to pose for me as I think she has the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen. I gave her flower headpiece that I have created and took this image.. This image has became one of my favorites.. This is Polina.

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