Portrait Photography for Sale

Photography, Maestria, Luz

Maestria

Luz

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.03 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

€1,200

Photography, Da Sokolan, Fatoumata Diabaté

Da Sokolan

Fatoumata Diabaté

Photography - 100 x 66 x 2 cm Photography - 39.4 x 26 x 0.8 inch

€3,000

Photography, 9.01.2014, 22h53, Prisca Lobjoy

9.01.2014, 22h53

Prisca Lobjoy

Photography - 27 x 27 cm Photography - 10.6 x 10.6 inch

€1,400

Photography, The Future is Today, Thandiwe Muriu

The Future is Today

Thandiwe Muriu

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

€12,000

Photography, Becoming, Brooke Shaden

Becoming

Brooke Shaden

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

€2,400

Photography, Introspection, Mathilde Oscar

Introspection

Mathilde Oscar

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

€2,000

Photography, Tiger #7, Brad Wilson

Tiger #7

Brad Wilson

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

€2,000

Photography, Roll, Théo Gosselin

Roll

Théo Gosselin

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

€1,700

Photography, Who will fly you there, Grzegorz Sikorski

Who will fly you there

Grzegorz Sikorski

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

€250

Photography, La théorie des cordes n°1/7, Johann Fournier

La théorie des cordes n°1/7

Johann Fournier

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

€950

Photography, Men's World 2, Olha Stepanian

Men's World 2

Olha Stepanian

Photography - 78.7 x 78.7 cm Photography - 31 x 31 inch

€1,775

Photography, Find your clitoris II, Charlotte Abramow

Find your clitoris II

Charlotte Abramow

Photography - 60 x 47 x 0.5 cm Photography - 23.6 x 18.5 x 0.2 inch

€3,100

Photography, Chrissie Hynde, Paris, Pierre Terrasson

Chrissie Hynde, Paris

Pierre Terrasson

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

€1,500

Photography, lusclnuS, Louis Blanc

lusclnuS

Louis Blanc

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

€1,000

Photography, Mimiart, Boss Arts 115

Mimiart

Boss Arts 115

Photography - 50 x 40 x 0.5 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch

€50

Photography, How to Paint Graffiti and Get Away With It, Steve Lazarides

How to Paint Graffiti and Get Away With It

Steve Lazarides

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

€1,200

Photography, N° 4, Carlotta Baldazzi

N° 4

Carlotta Baldazzi

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

€560

Photography, Emily - Le Bataclan - Concert de Jukebox Champions - Paris 2014 - série Photo Noir et Blanc, Lucas Perrigot

Emily - Le Bataclan - Concert de Jukebox Champions - Paris 2014 - série Photo Noir et Blanc

Lucas Perrigot

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

€290

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

€12,500

Photography, Jump, Mourad Cherifi

Jump

Mourad Cherifi

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

€1,350

Photography, Vagabondages 12, Carlos Arriagada

Vagabondages 12

Carlos Arriagada

Photography - 50 x 75 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch

€1,700

Photography, Dorian, Amaral Barthes

Dorian

Amaral Barthes

Photography - 42 x 32 x 2 cm Photography - 16.5 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch

€600

Photography, Cherry Marilyn, Batik

Cherry Marilyn

Batik

Photography - 36 x 76 x 0.01 cm Photography - 14.2 x 29.9 x 0 inch

€895

Photography, Chemin Faisant "Le poirier" (1), Bertrand Desprez

Chemin Faisant "Le poirier" (1)

Bertrand Desprez

Photography - 30 x 30 x 2.5 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch

€300

Photography, Upper Glasses Royal Ascot, Arthur Steel

Upper Glasses Royal Ascot

Arthur Steel

Photography - 48 x 61 x 1 cm Photography - 18.9 x 24 x 0.4 inch

€1,825

Photography, El elejido, Rocio Villanueva

El elejido

Rocio Villanueva

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

€1,700

Photography, E.Doll n°65, Softtwix

E.Doll n°65

Softtwix

Photography - 52 x 78 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20.5 x 30.7 x 0 inch

€1,600

Photography, Potato Eaters in my basement, David Carey

Potato Eaters in my basement

David Carey

Photography - 38 x 51 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15 x 20.1 x 0 inch

€99

Photography, Portrait in Pink, Amrita Bilimoria

Portrait in Pink

Amrita Bilimoria

Photography - 30.5 x 30 x 0.5 cm Photography - 12 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch

€1,055

Photography, Aurora, YouNs

Aurora

YouNs

Photography - 94 x 94 x 0.5 cm Photography - 37 x 37 x 0.2 inch

€7,800

Photography, YSL X Marylin, Mr Brainwash

YSL X Marylin

Mr Brainwash

Photography - 75 x 50 x 5 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 2 inch

€2,500

Photography, Jane, spikes, white rabbit, David Martin

Jane, spikes, white rabbit

David Martin

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

€849

Photography, Keith Richards, John Rowlands

Keith Richards

John Rowlands

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

€1,295

Photography, The picture of emotions and other ailments of a sensitive human I, Joanna Chudy

The picture of emotions and other ailments of a sensitive human I

Joanna Chudy

Photography - 60 x 50 cm Photography - 23.6 x 19.7 inch

€750

Photography, Ego Death Becoming a no one, Tsoku Maela

Ego Death Becoming a no one

Tsoku Maela

Photography - 130 x 89 x 3 cm Photography - 51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch

€3,500

Photography, Himba children tree master, Faie Davis

Himba children tree master

Faie Davis

Photography - 61 x 51 x 0.1 cm Photography - 24 x 20.1 x 0 inch

€1,343

Photography, Magic Basquiat, Marie Serruya

Magic Basquiat

Marie Serruya

Photography - 29 x 21 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.4 x 8.3 x 0 inch

€375

Photography, Madison Man, Ian Wallace

Madison Man

Ian Wallace

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

€1,500

Photography, Bilbao 30/09/2010 15:22h. (Identity Promises Series), Imanol Marrodán

Bilbao 30/09/2010 15:22h. (Identity Promises Series)

Imanol Marrodán

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

€850

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

€1,200

Photography, A Faceless State, Robert Jaso

A Faceless State

Robert Jaso

Photography - 100 x 100 x 1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

€2,450

Photography, La valse du réfectoire - série Une Vie de Moine, Jean-François Talivez

La valse du réfectoire - série Une Vie de Moine

Jean-François Talivez

Photography - 23 x 35 x 0.1 cm Photography - 9.1 x 13.8 x 0 inch

€440

Photography, Terako, Jacques Bosser

Terako

Jacques Bosser

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

€1,200

Photography, Évasion, Tanguy Mendrisse

Évasion

Tanguy Mendrisse

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

€160

Photography, Twiggy In Red Trousers, David Steen

Twiggy In Red Trousers

David Steen

Photography - 61 x 61 x 0.01 cm Photography - 24 x 24 x 0 inch

€1,400

Photography, Love, Light & Lines, Kamal Obat

Love, Light & Lines

Kamal Obat

Photography - 60 x 49.8 x 2.5 cm Photography - 23.62 x 19.6 x 1 inch

€432

Photography, Shoot again (887), Yves Cham

Shoot again (887)

Yves Cham

Photography - 45 x 60 x 0.01 cm Photography - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

€1,200

Photography, OMO: Untitled 32, Drew Doggett

OMO: Untitled 32

Drew Doggett

Photography - 43.2 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 17 x 27 x 0.1 inch

€1,583

Photography, Agneta I, Blank Barbie

Agneta I

Blank Barbie

Photography - 76 x 76 x 0.01 cm Photography - 29.9 x 29.9 x 0 inch

€1,200

Photography, Her Royal Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in Lilac, Chris Jackson

Her Royal Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in Lilac

Chris Jackson

Photography - 76 x 51 x 0.001 cm Photography - 29.9 x 20.1 x 0 inch

€1,100

Photography, Les femmes guerrières, Charles Bayonne

Les femmes guerrières

Charles Bayonne

Photography - 80 x 60 x 0.5 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

€1,200

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

€800

Photography, A fleur de peau #04, Malo

A fleur de peau #04

Malo

Photography - 80 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

€5,600

Photography, Marilyn on the Roof, Ed Feingersh

Marilyn on the Roof

Ed Feingersh

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

€495

Photography, VNGH, Sebastian Riemer

VNGH

Sebastian Riemer

Photography - 46 x 35 x 0.2 cm Photography - 18.1 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch

€4,500

Photography, Laura, Laurent Poleo Garnier

Laura

Laurent Poleo Garnier

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

€1,600

Photography, Of Crimson Joy, Brian Ziff

Of Crimson Joy

Brian Ziff

Photography - 50.8 x 76.2 x 1.3 cm Photography - 20 x 30 x 0.5 inch

€1,775

Photography, No prostitution Here Geisha, Philippe Shangti

No prostitution Here Geisha

Philippe Shangti

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

€15,000

Photography, Medusa Me, Elizabeth Sher

Medusa Me

Elizabeth Sher

Photography - 57 x 57 x 0.4 cm Photography - 22.4 x 22.4 x 0.2 inch

€650

Photography, On est notre environnement, Aline Part

On est notre environnement

Aline Part

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

€600

Photography, Awissa, Claudia van der Starre

Awissa

Claudia van der Starre

Photography - 150 x 100 x 0.5 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 x 0.2 inch

€3,975

Photography, Métamorphose II (Le Chat), Joss Uñac

Métamorphose II (Le Chat)

Joss Uñac

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

€1,280

Photography, The eyes, Samuel Cueto

The eyes

Samuel Cueto

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

€900

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, La Glaneuse, Marie Dorigny

La Glaneuse

Marie Dorigny

Photography - 38 x 58 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15 x 22.8 x 0 inch

€1,400

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

€805

Photography, Silver, Kalliope Amorphous

Silver

Kalliope Amorphous

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20 x 16 x 0.05 inch

€2,110

Photography, Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4, Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting Portfolio 4

Bert Stern

Photography - 61 x 61 cm Photography - 24 x 24 inch

€28,777

Photography, Goldfinger, Buki Koshoni

Goldfinger

Buki Koshoni

Photography - 102 x 71.5 x 1 cm Photography - 40.2 x 28.1 x 0.4 inch

€1,115

Photography, Hello, Miles Aldridge

Hello

Miles Aldridge

Photography - 73.5 x 95 cm Photography - 28.9 x 37.4 inch

€5,500

Photography, Serie "Anna. Moscow" 2001, Stanley  Greene

Serie "Anna. Moscow" 2001

Stanley Greene

Photography - 10.8 x 8.9 x 1 cm Photography - 4.3 x 3.5 x 0.4 inch

€500

Photography, Bruma Portfolio, Miguel Winograd

Bruma Portfolio

Miguel Winograd

Photography - 35.6 x 27.9 x 5.1 cm Photography - 14 x 11 x 2 inch

€2,878

Photography, fkaTwigs, Kate Garner

fkaTwigs

Kate Garner

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm Photography - 40 x 30 x 0.1 inch

€3,070

Photography, Marilyn Monroe, ca, George Barris

Marilyn Monroe, ca

George Barris

Photography - 20.3 x 25.4 x 0.2 cm Photography - 8 x 10 x 0.1 inch

€1,500

Photography, Ecologia Profonda, Selfportrait, Chiara Mazzocchi

Ecologia Profonda, Selfportrait

Chiara Mazzocchi

Photography - 50 x 70 x 0.3 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

€495

Photography, Love, Petite Poissone

Love

Petite Poissone

Photography - 23 x 29 x 2 cm Photography - 9.1 x 11.4 x 0.8 inch

€430

Photography, Aah la bonne heure" Garder ton ombre, Bruxelles, Anahi Matteo

Aah la bonne heure" Garder ton ombre, Bruxelles

Anahi Matteo

Photography - 30 x 20 x 2.5 cm Photography - 11.8 x 7.9 x 1 inch

€440

Photography, Red point, Malick Kebe

Red point

Malick Kebe

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

€900

Photography, Sans Titre, Jean-François Spricigo

Sans Titre

Jean-François Spricigo

Photography - 27.5 x 27.5 x 1 cm Photography - 10.8 x 10.8 x 0.4 inch

€2,600

Photography, Portrait lyrique Alexandra, Jean-Robert Franco

Portrait lyrique Alexandra

Jean-Robert Franco

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

€1,500

Photography, Golden Nude Kate Moss 1993, Thiery Le Gouès

Golden Nude Kate Moss 1993

Thiery Le Gouès

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

€12,000

Photography, Synesthetic Letters - Y, Dasha Pears

Synesthetic Letters - Y

Dasha Pears

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

€780

Photography, The Feast of Trimalchio, AES + F

The Feast of Trimalchio

AES + F

Photography - 42 x 55.5 x 1 cm Photography - 16.5 x 21.9 x 0.4 inch

€3,000

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

€550

Photography, Nanaya Green&Red, Marcos Rodrigo

Nanaya Green&Red

Marcos Rodrigo

Photography - 100 x 100 x 0.5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.2 inch

€1,500

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

€1,535

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

€583

Photography, Woman With the Head of Roses by Dali, Viktorija Pashuta

Woman With the Head of Roses by Dali

Viktorija Pashuta

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Photography - 40 x 30 x 1 inch

€4,652

Photography, L'Observateur, Françoise Dugourd-Caput

L'Observateur

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Photography - 80 x 60 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 inch

€960

Photography, Meskel Durag, Maisha Marshallende

Meskel Durag

Maisha Marshallende

Photography - 90 x 100 x 3 cm Photography - 35.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

€1,000

Photography, Elvis Presley, Harry Hammond

Elvis Presley

Harry Hammond

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 cm Photography - 30 x 30 inch

€825

Photography, Behind Her Back, Jordana Ozier Lafontaine

Behind Her Back

Jordana Ozier Lafontaine

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

€260

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

€1,821

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.