Portrait Photography

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Omii Thompson

“Toronto born and NYC raised, Omii is a product of two cultures. After spending his childhood and early adult life in the United States, he returned to Toronto to attend Sheridan College where he studied Classical Animation. Always seeking new ways for artistic expression, Omii decided to pick up a camera and transition to capturing still images. Love for storytelling and illustration drew him to portrait photography and the challenge of distilling the spirit of the person in front of him. ”

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Dan Fontanelli

“Dan Fontanelli is a photographer and the owner of Bright Rooms, an open access darkroom, and studio in London. He has built a large body of work shooting portraits of contemporary artists whilst also working on several book projects. He takes on private and editorial commissions and works with London institutions on photographic projects. Bright Rooms was built to share his passion for analogue technique, build community, and also a teaching space for all to learn.”

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Inessa Goll

“Inessa Goll is a Stuttgart-based Photographer, Influencer, and Model. Throughout her education in communication, Inessa dabbled in photography as a hobby, with no formal training in the field. Amassing a fan base in the hundreds of thousands worldwide, Inessa´s brand and a social media platforms grew, new and exciting opportunities began to unfold, and she quickly realized that her hobby had become her livelihood. Inessa now works with some famous models, influencers, and German companies. ”

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Qardash

“Qardash is an artist, photographer, and musician from Kabul, Afghanistan. He started photography by working on editorial projects for local and international magazines in Kabul. Qardash grew up between Kabul, Afghanistan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan where his family was a refugee. He currently resides in San Francisco Bay Area, California. ”

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Harold Naaijer

“Harold Naaijer's passion for photography unfolded, when he found out that his questions about reality, as well as his curiosity about authenticity and the way authenticity can be covered and glossed over, are best explored by the camera and the human eye. No force seems to be stronger than the force of imagination. Together with this, photography gives way to work with that other immense power: intuition. His work is exhibited in Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal, Finland and Syria.”

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Ryan O'Hare

“Ryan O'Hare is an Irish photographer currently based in Toronto, Canada. His approach to photography is similar to his approach to life: he meets it with a sense of playfulness and curiosity, using it as a tool for exploration and discovery. Ryan uses colours and shapes to bring a little extra life to his photos. He drags his initial ideas kicking and screaming through different styles and techniques so that each and every single photo in the end, tells its own individual tale.”

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Evan McGinnis

“San Diego Creative Portrait Photographer, Evan McGinnis uses gels, and dichroic glass to create unusual portraits both on digital and film.”

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Oghalé Alex

“Oghalé's work focuses on changing the negative narratives surrounding black men and women by capturing them in different dignified ways, expressing feelings and emotions through fashion, editorial, and portrait photography.”

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Martin Rohrmann

“Martin Rohrmann, who studied photography at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, works as a professional photographer. For almost 15 years, Martin Rohrmann completed numerous assignments and projects for renowned international companies, institutions, agencies and publishing houses. His work has been shown in numerous publications and exhibitions. ”

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Afonso Molinar

“Afonso Molinar, a young photographer started looking through a lens as a way to connect with people. With time, Afonso started to pay more and more attention to people's eyes and gaze and eventually fell in love with portraying them. Afonso has lived all around Portugal and portrayed all around Portugal. Looking forward to capturing as many gazes as possible and, many, many unique souls.”

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Updated on October 30, 2019 | By Steph Davidson

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How to create a portrait photography portfolio website.

Attract clients with a portrait photography portfolio that highlights exactly who you are as a portrait photographer. Creating your own online portrait photography portfolio is easy and intuitive with a dedicated portrait photography portfolio website builder. Choose a website builder like Format that comes with proofing, blogging, SEO, social media tools, and an online store so you have everything you need to display your work brilliantly and grow your business. We’ve rounded up six simple tips to keep in mind when building your portfolio website.

  1. Sign up for a free trial with Format. No credit card required.
  2. Choose a portrait photography theme. Don’t worry—if you change your mind later, you can easily switch themes.
  3. Upload your portrait photography work. Create a gallery or custom page to display your work.
  4. Edit your site. Customize your site menu to include exactly what you want.
  5. Personalize your design. Make it yours and change options like the theme preset, fonts, and colors.
  6. Ready to go further? Set up your store, add SEO or social media integration, and more—whenever you want.

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