A portrait has lost its role as a mere model depicting long ago. Billions of smartphone cameras have assumed it.
Lenses of a photo artist are able to get particular character traits, which help us to recognize the model. And an artist?
A painted portrait is a result of artist-model communication. The movement of mimic muscles is reproduced by the movement of brush strokes in a way, which makes you able to guess a topic of discussion, sometimes. The very same way as we could guess the daytime in painted landscapes. Nature is a model for a landscape artist, depicting which the artist conveys emotions, light and air. In the same way, the portrait shows a dialogue between the artist and the model…
Moreover, there are no readymade postures as we can see on Instagram.
Have you ever heard your voice recorded? Grimaced? Sometimes, models do after live sessions.