Whose side are you on: portraits shot in profile


Portraits in which the subject meets the photographer’s gaze are justifiably the norm, but there’s plenty to be said for shooting a profile view. You feel somehow that the photographer is letting you in on something—something that subjects themselves may not be aware of at the time…


Photo by Tobias Hutzler.


Denis Leary. Photo by Art Streiber.

Philip Seymour Hoffman. Photo by Matthias Clamer.

Photo by Kwaku Alston.

Photo by Jeff Lipsky.

Sarah Jessica Parker. Photo by Matthew Rolston.

Pharrell Williams. Photo by Michael Muller.

Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photo by Nino Munoz.

Kelly Slater. Photo by Walter Iooss.



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