Portrait Photography for Sale

Photography, Évasion, Tanguy Mendrisse

Évasion

Tanguy Mendrisse

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

$180

Photography, Diamant Noir, Sinden Collier

Diamant Noir

Sinden Collier

Photography - 51 x 41 x 0.1 cm Photography - 20.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,798

Photography, No title, Philippe Pasqua

No title

Philippe Pasqua

Photography - 200 x 156 x 1 cm Photography - 78.7 x 61.4 x 0.4 inch

$22,473

Photography, The Tenor’s Solo, Kiritin Beyer

The Tenor’s Solo

Kiritin Beyer

Photography - 76 x 51 x 0.1 cm Photography - 29.9 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$1,124

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

$2,247

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

$4,495

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

$1,850

Photography, Mhysa, Mathilde Oscar

Mhysa

Mathilde Oscar

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

$1,686

Photography, LoveLoveLove (Triptych) (M), David Drebin

LoveLoveLove (Triptych) (M)

David Drebin

Photography - 76.2 x 304.8 cm Photography - 30 x 120 inch

$8,000

Photography, Maestria, Luz

Maestria

Luz

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

$1,348

Photography, Memories and Dreams, Larsen Sotelo

Memories and Dreams

Larsen Sotelo

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

$2,900

Photography, Flower Girl, Tyler Shields

Flower Girl

Tyler Shields

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

$5,209

Photography, Baladjolo, Fatoumata Diabaté

Baladjolo

Fatoumata Diabaté

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

$3,371

Photography, Gucci Cruise, Cannes, Martin Parr

Gucci Cruise, Cannes

Martin Parr

Photography - 112 x 162 x 1 cm Photography - 44.1 x 63.8 x 0.4 inch

$25,283

Photography, 108, de la série Baltique, Irène Jonas

108, de la série Baltique

Irène Jonas

Photography - 18 x 27 x 0.1 cm Photography - 7.1 x 10.6 x 0 inch

$1,011

Photography, Birka, Héléna Palazzi

Birka

Héléna Palazzi

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

$1,011

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

$629

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

$13,484

Photography, Aura (Identity Claims Series), Imanol Marrodán

Aura (Identity Claims Series)

Imanol Marrodán

Photography - 30 x 53.3 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 21 x 0 inch

$1,124

Photography, Kristen pop, Fabien Novarino

Kristen pop

Fabien Novarino

Photography - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,112

Photography, Alejandra, Cristina Fontsare

Alejandra

Cristina Fontsare

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

$899

Photography, Becoming, Brooke Shaden

Becoming

Brooke Shaden

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

$2,697

Photography, Coste - La grue jaune - Nantes- île Beaulieu - 2012 - série danse et architecture, Lucas Perrigot

Coste - La grue jaune - Nantes- île Beaulieu - 2012 - série danse et architecture

Lucas Perrigot

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

$649

Photography, L'Aube Amoureux, Inna Modja

L'Aube Amoureux

Inna Modja

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

$2,809

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

$1,573

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

$3,000

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

$1,798

Photography, Roll, Théo Gosselin

Roll

Théo Gosselin

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

$1,910

Photography, André, Amaral Barthes

André

Amaral Barthes

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

$674

Photography, Femme à l'enfant (Namibie), Alastair Mc Naughton

Femme à l'enfant (Namibie)

Alastair Mc Naughton

Photography - 28.5 x 20 cm Photography - 11.2 x 7.9 inch

$112

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

$8,428

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

$6,293

Photography, China. Retired woman., Eve Arnold

China. Retired woman.

Eve Arnold

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

$2,350

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

$2,051

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

$1,242

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

$1,686

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

$2,079

Photography, Femmes #20, Man Ray

Femmes #20

Man Ray

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

$7,821

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

$1,067

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

$1,348

Photography, La bulle, solarisation (défilé Comme des garçons, Paris 1992), Dominique DIEULOT

La bulle, solarisation (défilé Comme des garçons, Paris 1992)

Dominique DIEULOT

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

$1,124

Photography, Hangar backstage, Grzegorz Sikorski

Hangar backstage

Grzegorz Sikorski

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

$281 $211

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

$3,483

Photography, Beautiful Lies, Brendan North

Beautiful Lies

Brendan North

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

$2,350

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

$202

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

$955

Photography, Les mariés japonais du pont des arts, José Nicolas

Les mariés japonais du pont des arts

José Nicolas

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

$337

Photography, Faith, Jane Alexander

Faith

Jane Alexander

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

$5,843

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

$1,686

Photography, Pearl in the Oyster, Fatimah Hossaini

Pearl in the Oyster

Fatimah Hossaini

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

$3,933

Photography, Love, Petite Poissone

Love

Petite Poissone

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

$483

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

$8,000

Photography, lusclnuS, Louis Blanc

lusclnuS

Louis Blanc

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

$1,124

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

$1,348

Photography, Cat Brésil, Bernard Pras

Cat Brésil

Bernard Pras

Photography - 160 x 120 x 3 cm Photography - 63 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$10,113

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

$5,057

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

$1,798

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

$1,348

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

$1,011

Photography, El elejido, Rocio Villanueva

El elejido

Rocio Villanueva

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

$1,910

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

$1,348

Photography, Jump, Mourad Cherifi

Jump

Mourad Cherifi

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

$1,517

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

$3,933

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

$14,046

Photography, Cherry Marilyn, Batik

Cherry Marilyn

Batik

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

$1,006

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

$730

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

$8,900

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

$674

Photography, French Kiss, Pierrick Van Troost

French Kiss

Pierrick Van Troost

Photography - 70 x 47 cm Photography - 27.6 x 18.5 inch

$2,247

Photography, Métamorphoses, Gabriel Dia

Métamorphoses

Gabriel Dia

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

$2,584

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

$393

Photography, L'Atelier, D-A Woisard

L'Atelier

D-A Woisard

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

$899

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

$905

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

$899

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

$562

Photography, Aurora, YouNs

Aurora

YouNs

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

$8,765

Photography, Make your Choice, Philippe Shangti

Make your Choice

Philippe Shangti

Photography - 57 x 135 x 0.5 cm Photography - 22.4 x 53.1 x 0.2 inch

$15,731

Photography, Kashi, John Kenny

Kashi

John Kenny

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

$1,292

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

$30,000

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

$494

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

$2,922

Photography, Profile of A Lady, Kamal Obat

Profile of A Lady

Kamal Obat

Photography - 79.2 x 118.9 x 0.3 cm Photography - 31.2 x 46.8 x 0.1 inch

$500

Photography, Steppes walk, Guilhem Ribart

Steppes walk

Guilhem Ribart

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

$562

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

$13,484

Photography, Magic Warhol, Marie Serruya

Magic Warhol

Marie Serruya

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

$421

Photography, L'indien à la feuille, Géraldine Rué

L'indien à la feuille

Géraldine Rué

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

$918

Photography, Movement 26, Kalliope Amorphous

Movement 26

Kalliope Amorphous

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

$3,500

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

$876

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

$3,371

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

$618

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

$1,124

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

$1,600

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.