Home Portraiture

  title={Home Portraiture},
  author={Christian A. Peterson},
  journal={History of Photography},
  pages={374 - 387}
  • Christian A. Peterson
  • Published 2011
  • History of Photography
  • In the 1890s photographers began making artistic portraits of their subjects in the home environment. These contrasted to the stiff studio portraits that were standard at the time; key elements were casual poses and natural lighting. For the next few decades, amateur artistic photographers (pictorialists) and professionals freely interacted and both aggressively pursued making home portraits. Realising a large market, publishers issued books on the subject and manufacturers produced specialised… CONTINUE READING