Many Faces: Highlights from Portrait Photographers

Behind-the-scenes snapshot of actor Bryan Cranston. Photo by Brad Trent at Damn Ugly Photography.

Photographers on WordPress.com shoot a wide range of portraiture, from candid street snapshots to sleek celebrity shoots. Here’s a sample of portraits from some of our favorite photographers.


Aaron Joel Santos

Recommended reading: 10 portrait photography tips from Russ Taylor.

Aaron Joel Santos spent time with Muay Thai fighters while on assignment for the New York Times. Pictured below is Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, the current Strawweight One Championship champion, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Photo by Aaron Joel Santos
Photo by Aaron Joel Santos

Andrew Boyle

Australian photographer Andrew Boyle, based in New York City, shares images from his personal projects on his blog — including music events, fashion shows, and festivals. He recently did a shoot for Milm Makeup, a new cosmetics brand.

Photo by Andrew Boyle
Photo by Andrew Boyle

Susan Portnoy

During her time in Cuba, travel photographer Susan Portnoy documented the colorful, lively streets of Havana. Here, she shares a quiet moment between her and a man in a doorway.

Photo by Susan Portnoy
Photo by Susan Portnoy

Joshi Daniel

Street photographer Joshi Daniel wanders the streets, intrigued by faces. Here, he takes a black-and-white portrait of a lady in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Photo by Joshi Daniel
Photo by Joshi Daniel

Brad Trent

At Damn Ugly Photography, Brad Trent shares takes from recent shoots with celebrities, business figures, and more. Here’s a portrait of Hamilton star and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Photo by Brad Trent
Photo by Brad Trent

Randall Collis

Randall Collis visited Nepal this past April, during the one-year anniversary of the 2015 earthquake. Among his collection is this photograph, taken outside of Kathmandu in a rural village of the Bhaktapur district.

Photo by Randall Collis
Photo by Randall Collis

Steve McCurry

In Kabul, Afghanistan, photographer Steve McCurry takes a portrait of Abdul Hadi, a latticework teacher in the woodworking school of the Institute of Turquoise Mountain.

Photo by Steve McCurry
Photo by Steve McCurry

Jon Sanwell

Jon Sanwell’s street portraits of ordinary men and women across Southeast Asia capture an inner warmth and spirit. Here, he photographs a woman in a store in Yangon, Myanmar.

Photo by Jon Sanwell
Photo by Jon Sanwell

Ready to take your own portraits? Travel photographer Russ Taylor (aka NomadRuss) has 10 tips for photographing people.

August 1, 2016Photo Essay, Photography, ,