To start the year, , Yellowkorner would like to present a selection of artists specialising in portraits. These photographers each have their own style and approach to photographic portraits .
Through the lenses of their cameras, you will discover portraits of men and de women , in colour or in black and white.
A portrait is the representation of a person. It can be very realistic or not at all. The relationship between the photographer and his subject is an integral part of the creative process. Many practices are put into play so that the viewer can feel the emotion that emanates from the portrait.
There are several kinds of portraits, of which four are frequently used:
1. The full-length portrait photograph shows a whole person, from head to toe.
2. An “American” portrait shows the model or models from mid-thigh up.
3. A bust portrait shows a person from the middle of the bust to the head, without showing the hands. The face is therefore the focus in the frame.
4. The close-up portrait consists of framing a part of the body, most usually the face, in order to show the viewer each feature of the person.
Born in the United Kingdom, Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester and constantly travels to major Western cities to meet people living in the streets, striving to capture their nobility. Formerly an accountant, it was during a marathon he undertook in London that he crossed paths with a young woman snuggled in her sleeping bag near Leicester Square. His perception of homeless people was radically transformed and Lee Jeffries couldn't resist photographing her. This wonderful encounter marked the start of his artistic and social approach: the homeless became his main subjects. This humanist photographer explains that each image is the result of long discussions with each individual, a privileged moment that allows him to establish a connection that is particularly palpable in their gaze. The emotion is in the eyes, explains Lee Jeffries, whose majestic black-and-white portraits enable him to collect funds to assist and bear witness to the difficult living conditions of these isolated individuals. ... See more See less
His bewitching ses portraits are meticulously thought out to create moments of pure utopia. Each of his shots is at once a mix of colours, textures and beauty. His wish? To attract attention to the wonders of the world, to highlight the extraordinary that exists in each ordinary life. All his collections are based on an idea designed and developed to identify the story and ambiance of each of his works, before taking the picture.
To sublimate the female body, Ruslan Bolgov uses humour in placing two glasses in front of his model’s chest and at the same time plays with geometric shapes: “I wanted to try to bring together in one photo two opposing elements, that is the very rigid aspect of a cube and the curves of a woman ’s body,” he explains. He adds an artistic touch in playing with the black and white and the background by adding a mask to cloud the issue. The resulting photographs are both erotic and intriguing.
Born in 1970 in Medina del Campo in the Northwest of Spain, photographer Miguel Valinas Prieto has produced images for industry, television and advertising for over 20 years. He trained at the School of Photography and Cinema (EFTI) in Madrid, where he still lives today. Alongside his commercial activity, Miguel Valinas Prieto develops personal artistic projects that have earned him the merit of exhibiting in Hispanic galleries but also abroad and namely for the international Affordable Art Fair. He recently presented â€œSegunda Pielesâ€ in London then Hong Kong.In addition, his work is widely published in the specialised press such as Vogue, Vanity Fair or The Guardian.An accomplished artist, he finds inspiration in all kinds of subjects, whether contemporary architecture, urban landscapes or portraits. ... See more See less