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The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
I prefer black and white and portrait photography. I like old, you know, interesting faces, so I think black and white brings out the contrast.
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In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view and to be conceptual with a picture. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
The portrait I do best is of the person I know best.
In art, there is no need for color; I see only light and shade. Give me a crayon, and I will paint your portrait.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks.
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
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When I take a black-and-white portrait, it's not particularly meant to please you. It's meant to talk to you; it's meant to shame you. It's meant to scream out at you, and it has a message.
It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is the one they would like to show to the world... Every so often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.
A house is very much like a portrait. I cannot disconnect houses from people. The thought of arrangement, the curves and straight lines. It gives an indication of the character at the heart of it.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Your library is your portrait.
To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation.
A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.
Someone made me a Leaf Coneybear finger puppet. Someone made me a portrait of me on some chocolate. I'm keeping it. I daren't eat such a work of art. It's so unique and so fun that fans do that. It's incredibly flattering. I like it when people spend time on me. People don't spend the same amount of time on my brother who's an insurance broker.
It may seem unfashionable to say so, but historians should seize the imagination as well as the intellect. History is, in a sense, a story, a narrative of adventure and of vision, of character and of incident. It is also a portrait of the great general drama of the human spirit.
I do have my own personal convictions and values, and I live by those. But as an artist, as a portrait photographer, my job is to tell the truth and to capture someone's spirit on a certain day. And it's never the whole truth; it's the truth I experience in a very intense and intimate fashion.
The important thing is for the characters to feel real, and to be given the humanity they are due. That granting of humanity is what separates a full portrait from a stereotype.
When I paint a person, his enemies always find the portrait a good likeness.
From inside where I live, I feel like I just perceive events in a certain rational way. I often find it sad or poignant, and it may not make me laugh a bit. But I don't mind inventing a portrait that allows others to laugh if that's what they want to do.
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