Portrait Photography for Sale

Photography, River - Size M, Clara Diebler

River - Size M

Clara Diebler

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£438 £394

Photography, Frida Kahlo in the Blue House, Coyoacán, Mexico., Leo Matiz

Frida Kahlo in the Blue House, Coyoacán, Mexico.

Leo Matiz

Photography - 35.6 x 25.4 x 0.3 cm Photography - 14 x 10 x 0.1 inch

£1,446

Photography, Adho Mukha Svanasana-Boulodrome, Sylvie Fraissard Karine Bergami

Adho Mukha Svanasana-Boulodrome

Sylvie Fraissard Karine Bergami

Photography - 40 x 53.5 x 2 cm Photography - 15.7 x 21.1 x 0.8 inch

£438

Photography, Nuit rouge, Philippe Martins

Nuit rouge

Philippe Martins

Photography - 90 x 90 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch

£744

Photography, Jacquelina, James Sparshatt

Jacquelina

James Sparshatt

Photography - 40 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£1,182

Photography, 90. Le bon, Bernard Pras

90. Le bon

Bernard Pras

Photography - 107 x 80 x 1 cm Photography - 42.1 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

£4,376

Photography, Others, Héléna Palazzi

Others

Héléna Palazzi

Photography - 89 x 71 x 0.1 cm Photography - 35 x 28 x 0 inch

£788 £709

Photography, Smoking Kahlo - S, Mathilde Oscar

Smoking Kahlo - S

Mathilde Oscar

Photography - 60 x 40 x 1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

£788

Photography, Ray Charles, Jimmy Katz

Ray Charles

Jimmy Katz

Photography - 56 x 43 x 0.1 cm Photography - 22 x 16.9 x 0 inch

£1,313

Photography, Sunflowers, Rodrigo

Sunflowers

Rodrigo

Photography - 44.5 x 29.8 x 0.1 cm Photography - 17.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

£1,094

Photography, The Warrior, Wylda Bayrón

The Warrior

Wylda Bayrón

Photography - 30 x 45 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£1,050

Photography, No36 Spirit Series, Yevgeniy Repiashenko

No36 Spirit Series

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

Photography - 100 x 100 x 3.5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch

£3,186

Photography, Mindset Locked - Size M, Idan Wizen

Mindset Locked - Size M

Idan Wizen

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0 inch

£1,575

Photography, Invisibility Hat, Olha Stepanian

Invisibility Hat

Olha Stepanian

Photography - 78.7 x 78.7 x 0.3 cm Photography - 31 x 31 x 0.1 inch

£1,566

Photography, Terra Corpus #7, Sinistaj Mario

Terra Corpus #7

Sinistaj Mario

Photography - 40 x 30 x 1.5 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.6 inch

£306

Photography, Far Away, Basile Crespin

Far Away

Basile Crespin

Photography - 95 x 114 x 3 cm Photography - 37.4 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch

£1,138

Photography, Miriam (Identity Statements Series), Imanol Marrodán

Miriam (Identity Statements Series)

Imanol Marrodán

Photography - 45 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 17.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£788

Photography, Medusa - Size M, Deborah Zuanazzi

Medusa - Size M

Deborah Zuanazzi

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£525

Photography, La Délicate - Size M, Clara Diebler

La Délicate - Size M

Clara Diebler

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£438

Photography, Pink Hawaii 1957 Limited Signature Stamped Edition, Toni Frissell

Pink Hawaii 1957 Limited Signature Stamped Edition

Toni Frissell

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.001 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

£691

Photography, Conversaciones 4, Giana De Dier

Conversaciones 4

Giana De Dier

Photography - 70 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£3,501

Photography, Calling in everything concerning me, selah, Christa David

Calling in everything concerning me, selah

Christa David

Photography - 25.4 x 22.86 x 0.1 cm Photography - 10 x 9 x 0 inch

£1,313

Photography, Medusa, Grzegorz Sikorski

Medusa

Grzegorz Sikorski

Photography - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£166

Photography, USA. New York. Black is Beautiful. 1968, Eve Arnold

USA. New York. Black is Beautiful. 1968

Eve Arnold

Photography - 30.5 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm Photography - 12 x 16 x 2 inch

£1,888

Photography, The Couple Out The Window, Tyler Shields

The Couple Out The Window

Tyler Shields

Photography - 38.1 x 50.8 cm Photography - 15 x 20 inch

£2,008

Photography, Femmes #9, Man Ray

Femmes #9

Man Ray

Photography - 30 x 22 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 8.7 x 0 inch

£6,091

Photography, The atronaut of sweet dreams, David Cintract

The atronaut of sweet dreams

David Cintract

Photography - 39 x 29 x 4 cm Photography - 15.4 x 11.4 x 1.6 inch

£805

Photography, Jacques-Prince Okoko - Format M, Arnaud Baumann

Jacques-Prince Okoko - Format M

Arnaud Baumann

Photography - 90 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,225

Photography, Sumo 4, Raynald Najosky

Sumo 4

Raynald Najosky

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,400

Photography, Marilyn Crying, Russell Young

Marilyn Crying

Russell Young

Photography - 155 x 115 x 1 cm Photography - 61 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch

£29,320

Photography, Rhinoceros #2, Brad Wilson

Rhinoceros #2

Brad Wilson

Photography - 74 x 58 x 0.1 cm Photography - 29.1 x 22.8 x 0 inch

£1,750

Photography, XXVIII 1 // XXVIII Wodaabe, Chad (XL), Jimmy Nelson

XXVIII 1 // XXVIII Wodaabe, Chad (XL)

Jimmy Nelson

Photography - 170 x 207.5 cm Photography - 66.93 x 81.69 inch

£48,198

Photography, Aus dem Gruppenbuch der Christiane P. - Für Unseren Anton, Matthias Leupold

Aus dem Gruppenbuch der Christiane P. - Für Unseren Anton

Matthias Leupold

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£788

Photography, On est notre environnement (Simon Galice), Aline Part

On est notre environnement (Simon Galice)

Aline Part

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.2 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

£525

Photography, Orthodox, Hassan Hajjaj

Orthodox

Hassan Hajjaj

Photography - 111.8 x 76.4 x 2 cm Photography - 44 x 30.1 x 0.8 inch

£15,754

Photography, No title, Philippe Pasqua

No title

Philippe Pasqua

Photography - 170 x 140 x 0.5 cm Photography - 66.9 x 55.1 x 0.2 inch

£12,253

Photography, Angel and demon, Mourad Cherifi

Angel and demon

Mourad Cherifi

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.02 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£1,182

Photography, Number 8, Carlotta Baldazzi

Number 8

Carlotta Baldazzi

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

£490

Photography, KADJ - Le réverbère - Nantes - île de Nantes - série photo couleur danse et architecture, Lucas Perrigot

KADJ - Le réverbère - Nantes - île de Nantes - série photo couleur danse et architecture

Lucas Perrigot

Photography - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.1 cm Photography - 33.1 x 23.4 x 0 inch

£506

Photography, Woman in Chiapas, Mexico, Larry Snider

Woman in Chiapas, Mexico

Larry Snider

Photography - 44 x 33 x 0.2 cm Photography - 17.3 x 13 x 0.1 inch

£175

Photography, Pulchrum foruM - Format M, Louis Blanc

Pulchrum foruM - Format M

Louis Blanc

Photography - 50 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£788

Photography, Zaniah, Maribé

Zaniah

Maribé

Photography - 100 x 70 x 2 cm Photography - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,575

Photography, Alejandra, Cristina Fontsare

Alejandra

Cristina Fontsare

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£700

Photography, Aurora 1, Andrea Zvadova

Aurora 1

Andrea Zvadova

Photography - 64 x 49 x 0.1 cm Photography - 25.2 x 19.3 x 0 inch

£613

Photography, Emulsion 8, Giuliano Bekor

Emulsion 8

Giuliano Bekor

Photography - 101.6 x 101.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 inch

£13,656

Photography, New Utopias #4 (Blonde Girl) | Fotografiska Berlin 2024 : Miles Aldridge : Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn., Miles Aldridge

New Utopias #4 (Blonde Girl) | Fotografiska Berlin 2024 : Miles Aldridge : Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn.

Miles Aldridge

Photography - 111 x 98 cm Photography - 43.7 x 38.6 inch

£6,564

Photography, Serge Gainsbourg à Paris, Pascal Baril

Serge Gainsbourg à Paris

Pascal Baril

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£525

Photography, Pamela Anderson - Los Angeles, CA 1994, Michael Grecco

Pamela Anderson - Los Angeles, CA 1994

Michael Grecco

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm Photography - 20 x 16 x 2 inch

£2,410

Photography, Find your clitoris II, Charlotte Abramow

Find your clitoris II

Charlotte Abramow

Photography - 21 x 16 cm Photography - 8.3 x 6.3 inch

£613

Photography, Remember To Forget, series Albahian, Joana Choumali

Remember To Forget, series Albahian

Joana Choumali

Photography - 80 x 80 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch

£19,255

Photography, Portrait de Frank Zappa, Claude Vesco

Portrait de Frank Zappa

Claude Vesco

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£438

Photography, Coconut Exploded, Philippe Shangti

Coconut Exploded

Philippe Shangti

Photography - 80 x 80 x 5 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch

£10,713

Photography, Autoportrait II, Feng Hatat

Autoportrait II

Feng Hatat

Photography - 50 x 35 x 2 cm Photography - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch

£525

Photography, Delirio Exótico #14, Paloma Castello

Delirio Exótico #14

Paloma Castello

Photography - 49.8 x 34.3 x 0.3 cm Photography - 19.6 x 13.5 x 0.1 inch

£1,205

Photography, Sight, Arnaud Ele

Sight

Arnaud Ele

Photography - 118.8 x 84 x 0.1 cm Photography - 46.8 x 33.1 x 0 inch

£700

Photography, Lei Non mi Lascia Mai, Elisa Gambalonga

Lei Non mi Lascia Mai

Elisa Gambalonga

Photography - 90 x 90 x 1.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.6 inch

£1,619

Photography, Cardinal Ring, Miss Aniela

Cardinal Ring

Miss Aniela

Photography - 39 x 41 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.4 x 16.1 x 0 inch

£744

Photography, Memories, Dan Holmqvist

Memories

Dan Holmqvist

Photography - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Photography - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

£950

Photography, Ophelia Excerpt, Kalliope Amorphous

Ophelia Excerpt

Kalliope Amorphous

Photography - 25.4 x 25.4 x 0 cm Photography - 10 x 10 x 0.01 inch

£4,820

Photography, Memories and Dreams, Larsen Sotelo

Memories and Dreams

Larsen Sotelo

Photography - 81.3 x 61 cm Photography - 32 x 24 inch

£2,330

Photography, Untitled, Ebuka Michael

Untitled

Ebuka Michael

Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.2 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

£705

Photography, Faith, Jane Alexander

Faith

Jane Alexander

Photography - 51 x 66 x 0.2 cm Photography - 20.1 x 26 x 0.1 inch

£4,551

Photography, André Villers Photograph of Picasso, André Villers

André Villers Photograph of Picasso

André Villers

Photography - 40.64 x 50.8 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16 x 20 x 0 inch

£3,063

Photography, La montée des eaux, Fabienne Cresens

La montée des eaux

Fabienne Cresens

Photography - 100 x 100 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

£963

Photography, Kashi, John Kenny

Kashi

John Kenny

Photography - 67 x 45 x 2 cm Photography - 26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch

£1,150

Photography, Mano a Mano, Brian Ziff

Mano a Mano

Brian Ziff

Photography - 76.2 x 61 cm Photography - 30 x 24 inch

£2,611

Photography, Le ranch, Clara Delaporte

Le ranch

Clara Delaporte

Photography - 60 x 40 x 1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

£875

Photography, Calabria, Cecilia Paredes

Calabria

Cecilia Paredes

Photography - 70 x 90 x 1 cm Photography - 27.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

£10,041

Photography, Mark Ronson, Noa Grayevsky

Mark Ronson

Noa Grayevsky

Photography - 10.752 x 8.847 x 0.3 cm Photography - 4.2 x 3.5 x 0.1 inch

£1,313

Photography, The Art of Distortion 7, Paula Golemo

The Art of Distortion 7

Paula Golemo

Photography - 40 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£158

Photography, Beautiful Lies, Brendan North

Beautiful Lies

Brendan North

Photography - 61 x 91.4 cm Photography - 24 x 36 inch

£1,888

Photography, L'Aube Amoureux, Inna Modja

L'Aube Amoureux

Inna Modja

Photography - 61 x 91 x 0.3 cm Photography - 24 x 35.8 x 0.1 inch

£2,188

Photography, Pearl in the Oyster, Fatimah Hossaini

Pearl in the Oyster

Fatimah Hossaini

Photography - 62 x 82 x 0.3 cm Photography - 24.4 x 32.3 x 0.1 inch

£3,063

Photography, Carla Bruni - Gitane - dyptique, Philippe Robert

Carla Bruni - Gitane - dyptique

Philippe Robert

Photography - 105 x 145 x 1 cm Photography - 41.3 x 57.1 x 0.4 inch

£10,940

Photography, Hillary Drawing, Alison Jackson

Hillary Drawing

Alison Jackson

Photography - 114.3 x 83.8 x 0.3 cm Photography - 45 x 33 x 0.1 inch

£6,426

Photography, Hope, David Djian

Hope

David Djian

Photography - 80 x 53.33 x 0.2 cm Photography - 31.5 x 21 x 0.1 inch

£656

Photography, Lost & Found, Théo Gosselin

Lost & Found

Théo Gosselin

Photography - 40 x 60 x 2 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,050

Photography, Gold Kiss 3D, Koray Erkaya

Gold Kiss 3D

Koray Erkaya

Photography - 76.2 x 53.3 x 0.3 cm Photography - 30 x 21 x 0.1 inch

£7,149

Photography, Contemplation, Laurence Winram

Contemplation

Laurence Winram

Photography - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.2 cm Photography - 33.1 x 23.4 x 0.1 inch

£480

Photography, I Love I 2, John Yuyi

I Love I 2

John Yuyi

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.35 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

£1,050

Photography, Mahumbi girl with ungava hairstyle variation. Humbi. Angola, Faie Davis

Mahumbi girl with ungava hairstyle variation. Humbi. Angola

Faie Davis

Photography - 61 x 58.5 x 26 cm Photography - 24 x 23 x 10.2 inch

£783

Photography, Métamorphoses, Gabriel Dia

Métamorphoses

Gabriel Dia

Photography - 100 x 70 x 0.1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch

£2,013

Photography, Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962, Lucien Clergue

Picasso Preside la Corrida - Frejus, 1962

Lucien Clergue

Photography - 45.7 x 55.9 cm Photography - 18 x 22 inch

£9,640

Photography, Oceani Mentali n°9, Luca Izzo

Oceani Mentali n°9

Luca Izzo

Photography - 50 x 70 x 0.4 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch

£306 £276

Photography, Lost & Found, Maud Chalard

Lost & Found

Maud Chalard

Photography - 20 x 30 x 2 cm Photography - 7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£350

Photography, Sphere of Life, #2238, Mixed-Media Collage, Natasha Zupan

Sphere of Life, #2238, Mixed-Media Collage

Natasha Zupan

Photography - 54 x 44 x 2.5 cm Photography - 21.25 x 17.32 x 1 inch

£1,285

Photography, Rue Mouffetard, Uwe Ommer

Rue Mouffetard

Uwe Ommer

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.62 x 15.74 x 0.1 inch

£1,205

Photography, No. 28 (Small format), Sara Benabdallah

No. 28 (Small format)

Sara Benabdallah

Photography - 90 x 60 x 5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 2 inch

£2,626

Photography, Every single incident weighs tons (The Girl behind the White Picket Fence), Stefanie Schneider

Every single incident weighs tons (The Girl behind the White Picket Fence)

Stefanie Schneider

Photography - 20 x 20 x 0.1 cm Photography - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch

£481

Photography, Calligraphing en l'air #6, Cody Choi

Calligraphing en l'air #6

Cody Choi

Photography - 75 x 50 x 1.5 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch

£1,500

Photography, Red point, Malick Kebe

Red point

Malick Kebe

Photography - 75 x 55 cm Photography - 29.5 x 21.7 inch

£788

Photography, Iggy Pop - La Villette 86, Pierre Terrasson

Iggy Pop - La Villette 86

Pierre Terrasson

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£1,225

Portrait Photography for Sale

In the 1830s, Nièpce discovered the process for setting images onto pewter plates. In 1833, upon Nièpce's death, Louis Daguerre and François Arago continued his experiments and invented the daguerreotype, a process which created a printed image on a silver plate that had been exposed to light. Photography was born.

Similarly to how portrait painting had dominated artistic output in previous centuries, portrait photography was to become the pillar of the Second French Empire's photographic industry. Lenses with a shorter focal length, which enabled reduced exposure times, gradually appear on the market. The required equipment was expensive and difficult to handle. Some photographers, called daguerreotypists, decided to open their own photography studios to make a profit from their endeavours. The daguerreotype process was temperamental, and photographers had to take their pictures with great precision and attention to detail. They welcomed many people into their studios and customers choose how they wished to be photographed from catalogue of poses. Originally only accessible to the bourgeoisie, lower prices resulting from the growing number of studios eventually attracted a wider customer base. This phenomenon infuriated the poet Charles Baudelaire who was frustrated by the sense of narcissism sparked by the daguerreotypists.

Despite his protests, the egotistical trend only grew with the emergence of 'carte de visite' portraits (small photographs, the size of today's business cards). These were the brainchild of Adolphe Eugène Disdéri came up with the idea of producing portraits akin to visiting cards in 1859. He printed eight portraits in a variety of poses onto a single plate and once developed they could be cut up into eight distinct “visiting cards". Very popular with the bourgeoisie, they highlighted the sitters' social status. 'Carte de visite' portraits featuring celebrities were also sold to customers, who could subsequently add them to their albums.

The photographer Nadar was one of the first to demonstrate a conscious artistic approach to producing these portraits. He emphasised facial expressions and ensured the sitter was comfortable and at ease before taking the photograph. He photographed the era's greatest thinkers and artists, including Honoré de Balzac, George Sand, and Victor Hugo. He even managed to reconcile Baudelaire with portraiture.

At the end of the 19th century, the art of photography started to enter the mainstream, with the arrival of the Kodak company. The use of the camera, and the taking of portraits, became everyday occurrences. A century later, it was the invention of the digital camera which challenged the status quo. Whereas before alterations could only be made to photographs when they were being taken or developed, with the digital camera editing became easier, quicker and more convenient. Digital photography has given photographers much more freedom when it comes to editing and new methods and techniques are constantly being explored.

Some of the photographers who have left their mark on the last century include: Cindy Sherman, who excelled in self-portraits, Annie Leibovitz, who captured celebrities, the wacky duo, Pierre and Gilles, as well as Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims.

So, do portraits help us to learn more about each other, to remember, to invent, to act, or to reconnect with ourselves? Find out on Artsper, by exploring the works of Formento & Formento, Naomi Vona, Ahmed Bennani, Chou Ching Hui, Samuel CuetoBrno del ZouRen Hang, Markus + Indrani, Jerome Liebling as well as Annina Roescheisen.

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What makes a portrait photograph?

A portrait photograph can be a photograph of a person's head and shoulders, but it can also be of an animal or of a different section of the subject's body such as their feet. Portrait photographs in art often tell or hint something about its subject to the viewer, such as an aspect of their personality, but still contain an element of mystery. 

What are the three major types of portrait photography?

The three major types of portrait photography are posed portraits, candid or anonymous portraits, and conceptual portraits. The last type, conceptual or creative portraits, can be experimental and abstract, and may not represent an image close to a traditional portrait.

What are the six styles of portrait photography?

The six main types of portrait photography are fine art portraits, traditional portraits (for example posed portraits taken at school), lifestyle portraits, group portraits, street portraits and glamour portraits.