Angie Bowen December 16th, 2011

A Showcase of Portrait Photography

When photographers set out to take a picture of someone, there are those who say they are out to capture a lie; while others will argue that what they are really trying to get at the heart of is the truth. Not matter what side of the fence it is you come down on, the fact is, when the photographer gets up close and personal with their subject, truth or lie, something magical happens. With so little between the model and the viewer, the emotions and impact come across so much clearer. No interference.

Today we take you up close and personal with a showcase of some truly inspired portraits taken by some gifted photographers. Through their lenses they have filled their frames with some of the purest emotions they could capture, and today we are lucky to be able to feature these emotive works to our readers. Enjoy this collection of stunning portrait photography.

Bonus: Check out these smart male poses for your next photoshoot! 

Gallery of Portraits

La realite est lente by BenoitPaille

Candy Overdose by Ophelias-Overdose

Light as a feather by girltripped

Paris est pour les amoureux by WildRainOfIceandFire

sensitivity portrait by DenisGoncharov

Rose Red by armene

Karo-lina by hellwoman

. crack hoe by Lord-Kevinz

still light by Eliara

Janina Colour explosion 2 by JaninaN

19 by bluecut

muzyka by smile-d

Light Variation by WASIOLKA

belka by sava2205

Blossom by Apri1

Chullo by eosis

Mother of Pearl. by kayleigh

Karoline_001 by hellwoman

Faded Portraits by girltripped

Patrycja No 15 by franekchrzonszcz

Amedeus – Oil Painting by rubiacaea

the girl from Fenghuang by foureyes

blue by Holodnaia

Roses were your favourite lies by WildRainofIceandFire

Skin and bones by Ophelias-Overdose

tomorrow by FleurDelacour

summer memories by Oldboy1985

3748063 by FttSniper

Funfetti by kayleigh

Memory remains II by Cegla

freckles II by Sssssergiu

Tomi K by suzi9mm

Thirties by minotauro9

l’epaule by andrea-h

Lingers p. ii by retrodiva88

Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. Very fun images. It made me realize that my portfolio is woefully lacking in freckled faces. I enjoyed the creative look of the various images, nice collection!

  2. Great technical skills. lighting and so on but emotions – as claimed in the body text – nope. But the aesthetics makes most of them really stunning!

  3. I wish more folks would illustrate older folks, with wrinkles and folks who are not perfect….. more men… I only saw to males here. mostly young females..

    The human face has so many expressions, the aging face can also be so beautiful… a blemish or two is OK.

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