In Profile: Photography

Capturing a subject in profile is one of the most enduring poses in the Western art canon. It is a more detached pose, where half the subject’s face is hidden and no eye contact is given. In this way, the profile pose makes the subject even more open to the viewer’s interpretation. I plan to do a series of blog posts on the profile pose covering fashion, art, illustration etc. This post is dedicated to photographic profile portraits.

A found photograph of a man in profile.

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A family photograph from tekktoo

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Fade by Amiko Li

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Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky

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Ryan Schude

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Sayaka Minemura

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Anna Gawlak

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Brushing Up by Jurgen Schadeberg

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Nandipha Mntambo by Pieter Hugo

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Parker Fitzgerald

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Mariam Sitchinava

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