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Back portraits examine the nature of photographic portraiture, specifically whether the photographic description of surface tells us anything about the subjects' interior character and psychology.

Taken between 2003-08, the three quarter length portraits in this series are rear views, they are mainly non-gestural, static, standing female figures. They have turned their backs on us and the world and seem self absorbed in the study of the surface in front of which they stand. Without eye contact we are unable to look through this 'window' into the 'soul', yet although we are aware of what isn't displayed we cannot help but guess at personalities through the posture and clothing of the sitter.


About the Author

Mike Newton
black_dog UK

Publish Date  January 24, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  40 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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Comments (2) Write a comment



Simple, clever and audacious. I like your approach that triggers the senses rather than illustrate. Good work

posted at 04:22am Jan 26 PST


runningwild says

you could try sending this series of photos to the royal photographic society contemporary group or contact them about portrait photography - i found this more interesting than useful .... would you like to see my books and maybe review them ?

posted at 09:27am Jan 24 PST

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