A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer. (Wikipedia)
Bonnie‘s challenge this week was to interpret ‘portrait’ in whatever way we wished.
I’ve been following Jon Sanwell’s blog about his life in Vietnam. He’s just published a book of portraits he took while in Vietnam. You can see see it here. He’s a very gifted photographer.