Soho, located at West End of London, had been famous of sex shops and night life. Today it has developed into vibrant fashionable district, displaying remarkable cultural diversity. The photographer Pete Zelewski has superbly captured this essence of diversity in his bokehlicious portraits. Enjoy this multiplicity in personality appearances, which distances human beings from other living creatures.
George Bernard Shaw
Yousuf Karsh, an armenian-origin american-canadian photographer, was especially famous for portrait photography in its time, who captured the finest personalities of last century in perfect frame. The portraits he made ceased to look as a portrait of someone and brought the viewer directly inside the frame. This feature is quite unparalleled in portrait photography. Go to the link below to see more his masterpieces ranging from scientists like Einstein to Politicians like Winston Churchill.
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837–1899), better known as La Castiglione , was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. The Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court. For four decades she directed Pierre-Louis Pierson to help her create 700 different photographs in which she re-created the signature moments of her life for the camera.
Portrait was in evolution in this period of 19th century, yet the photographer managed to create wonderful portrait of La Castiglione showing her flamboyant life.
For more photos: La Castiglione, c.1856-1899 | Retronaut.