This beautiful article about the power and process of portraiture, from its inception, and in today’s technological world is from the New York Times Magazine, written by author Teju Cole.
There’s Less to Portraits Than Meets the Eye, and More - “Every portrait works in triplicate: depicting the sitter, revealing the photographer and reminding the viewer of a shared humanity”
NY Times Magazine
Portraiture existed long before photography was invented. And for more than a dozen years after photography’s invention, it was practically impossible to make a photographic portrait: the required exposure times were too long. But the two eventually came together, and now their pairing seems so natural that it’s as if photography was invented for making portraits.Read More