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