Photography Exposed: Emotive PortraitsPhotography Exposed is a series of articles brought to you by your General Photography Community Volunteers! RockstarVanity, Mrs-Durden and tiganusi are going to be exposing the popular and not so popular galleries within the main Photography gallery here at DeviantArt. For this edition, I'm focusing on the ever-confusing People and Portraits > Emotive Portraits.
What is it?
"Photographs of people showing an artistic insight into either the subject's or the photographer's life and personality."
Emotive portraiture is pictures of people, and the people are telling you something about themselves. Or about the photographer, depending who's really running the shoot. Emotive is one of the more "narrative" subcategories of people and portraits and is easily confused with Expressive - which can express ideas, including emotions. The rule of
CultistOne day, we’ll worship rust
and marvel how it claimed
the world of industrious metal,
leaving nothing but slowing
reddening struts, half-hearted
angles reaching outward.
We’ll dive into the wrecks
looking for half-sparking wonders
that, when properly restored, gleam
into sputtering song or splitting
pictures of different worlds
and the faces of old Gods.