There is an unspoken rule in making portraits: Flatter your subject. This means that the artist has to present the subject in the best light possible, even going as far as editing out wrinkles, unwanted blemishes and evening out lopsided features. Well, rules are made to be broken and one outstanding young artist broke this unspoken rule in the most outstanding way. Bryan Drury’s six-portrait series are painted with photographic accuracy. He painted the portraits of six influential people with a no holds barred attitude and a painstaking attention to detail. Up close, you can clearly see each individual wrinkle, skin pore, and stubble.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.