Portrait Photography

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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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Deion Squires-rouse

“Deion Squires-Rouse is a Scarborough born visual artist, currently in his first year of Ryerson's Image-Arts program. Working primarily with lens-based media, he attempts to communicate the link between the physical world and emotional consciousness, oftentimes drawing upon contemporary themes to incite a connection with his viewers. He is heavily influenced by his forays into the various diverse scenes of Toronto youth culture as well as his experiences as a young person of colour. ”

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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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Dan Robinson

“Dan Robinson is a New York City based photographer and filmmaker. With a refined photojournalistic style and an eye for timeless moments, it's a desire to tell stories that fuels his photography.”

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Damola Akintunde

“Based in North Carolina, Damola Akintunde is a photographer that utilizes visuals as a form of expression of the self. She uses self-portraiture to capture her own personal story as a Nigerian-American woman, in addition to lending herself as a tool for others to align their self perception with their physical presentation, turning them into art. ”

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Juliana Tan

“Juliana Tan is a Singapore-based photographer and director. Trained as a filmmaker, Juliana creates mise-en-scène in her photographs to situate the narrative of her subject. In both stills and motion, she uses lights, colours and composition purposefully, resulting in a crafted image that evoke a carefully-chosen emotion. She has been published by The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes Asia, amongst others. Her commercial clients include Google Pay, McDonald's, TD Ameritrade, T Brand Studio.”

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“Alexandra Laffitte was born in 1982. She comes from Toulouse, lives and works in Paris. Her photographic work represents a minimalist and refined style, involving a certain stage setting effort combining aesthetics and design. Fascinated by the development of the body through movement, she adapts her art to the morphology of her models by giving them an attitude, a posture and a presence with an abnormal gesture. ”

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Louis Browne

“Louis Browne at WMA is a Brooklyn-based photographer, shooting the biggest names in the music and commercial space. Recent shoots include Ellie Goulding, Mercedes-Benz, Nike London, Wonderland Magazine, Mumford & Sons, and Billie Eilish. ”

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sarah huny young

“Sarah Huny Young is an award-winning creative director and visual artist primarily documenting and exalting Black womanhood and queer communities through portraiture and video. Framing her subjects as her co-curators, she often shoots on-location across the country in personal, intimate spaces of the subject’s choosing.”

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Updated on November 29, 2020 | 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 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 template. Don’t worry—if you change your mind later, you can easily switch templates.
  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 template 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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