Portraits – photography or art

A while back I was doing some self promotions advertising my portrait work. A friend of my wife, made mention of why you would spend so much on one single portrait from an artist than to just frame a photo from a photographer. I suppose that is a good question. So lets think about that then

To start with I will tell you of a conversation that I had with a well known photographer. To keep it basic he told me that if he lost pictures or files, it sucked but in order to have more pictures he could just take them. But artwork has to be created and it takes time and material.

I am focusing on traditional art forms. Where there is an original. Ah! An original. Lets say that again. So with that said by commissioning a portrait you are getting an original piece of art. It is unique to that artists style and popularity. A keepsake.
Don’t get me wrong I love photography and I am not saying one is better than the other. But it’s different strokes for different folks 🙂

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