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About the Portraiture Report

The Portraiture Trend Report takes an in-depth look at the world of art, focusing on fashion photography, wedding pictures, pop art and a variety of contemporary techniques for drawing portraits. With modern technology comes new and exciting ways to create art. In the world of portraiture, consumers are fascinated with street art headshots, photo shoots featuring celebrities and DIY newborn photography. With an abundance of graphic art software and photo editing programs available to consumers, just about anyone can create their own artistic portraits. Finally, our report examines the success of portraits used in advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns.

Who It's For

Our report is for studio photographers, graphic designers, artists, advertisers and marketing managers that want a better understanding of modern art forms and how consumers interact with portraiture.

The Portraiture Trend Report is an excellent tool for obtaining up-to-date information about portraiture trends influencing consumers.

The Portraiture Trend Report, last published on Jun 17, 2015, includes 171 PRO Trends and 855 examples of portraiture market research and portraiture consumer trends related to: photography, pictures, painting, pop art, artists and portraiture trends.

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Our portraiture research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced portraiture articles and 2,399,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 171 Portraiture PRO Trends = 171 Powerpoint Pages Portraiture PPT Report
• 855 Portraiture Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 120 Portraiture Videos (Online) Portraiture Videos
• 5,130 Portraiture Images (Online) Portraiture Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Art Deco, Art, Bed, Museum, Contemporary Art, Storage, Fantasy, Lighting, Mirror, Tattoos, Paint, Street Art, Photo Editing, Business Card, Sculpture, Sofa, Paper, Chair, Restaurant, Flowers, Bath, Dining, Digital Art, Lamp, Graffiti, Bookshelf, Lawn Furniture, Jack-O-Lantern, Candle, Sink and more!



Sample Portraiture Pro Trends

Each Portraiture PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online portraiture articles, videos and images. Examples:

Gender Transparency The transgender community establishes a mainstream presence Implications - In recent years, the transgender community has risen to the forefront of LGBTQ efforts with the help of celebrity advocacy and a growing presence in the mainstream media. This is not only an indication of the evolving attitudes towards gender representation, but also an effort on behalf of the transgender community to educate the public by sharing their own personal experiences.
Gender Transparency
The transgender community establishes a mainstream presence
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Cosmic Aesthetic Artists look to outer space for inspiration in their work Implications - Rather than pandering to the sci-fi fandom, artists using space-inspired visuals in their work are attempting to get back to the root of what science fiction is all about: a creative re-imagining of the future. By referencing the cosmos in their work, artists are able to tap into people's collective anxieties about the future, and create a surreal counter-narrative that provides both comfort and amazement.
Cosmic Aesthetic
Artists look to outer space for inspiration in their work
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Culture Coalescence Pop culture is used as a platform to examine cross-cultural relationships Implications - China's growing global influence has prompted an examination of the country's relationship with North America, a relationship which is being playfully explored within the context of pop culture. Artists and designers hailing from China and beyond are incorporating a Chinese aesthetic into traditionally American products, illustrating the tradition of borrowing and re-interpreting cultural elements, as well as recognizing China's influence in a more authentic way.
Culture Coalescence
Pop culture is used as a platform to examine cross-cultural relationships
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Narcissistic Tradition Consumers turn to self-promotion tactics as a mode of personal branding Implications - It can be argued that social media has bred a socially sanctioned culture of narcissism, allowing people to share all aspects of their lives with a participating audience. This culture of narcissism is most clearly observed in the tradition of "the selfie," which has mutated into something much larger than itself, indicating that beyond sharing, many consumers are interested in the larger scheme of personal branding and shameless self-promotion.
Narcissistic Tradition
Consumers turn to self-promotion tactics as a mode of personal branding
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Macabre Animalism Critters in design are taken from cutesy to dark for added sophistication Implications - The use of animals in design used to signify a cutesy, meme-friendly tone. In today's society, where consumers are more concerned with individualism than pleasantries, this has shifted toward a darker tone. The use of animalism in a more macabre context questions the concept of humanity, providing what consumers crave: more meaningful experiences.
Macabre Animalism
Critters in design are taken from cutesy to dark for added sophistication
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Plus-Size Positivism Consumers search for unique ways to feel good about their bodies Implications - Body acceptance still has a long way to go before it will reach the mainstream, but that hasn't discouraged plus-size consumers from searching for new ways to feel good about themselves. Whether it's enjoying user-generated content on the Internet or supporting body positive brands, consumers are taking a more positive, pleasure-based approach to self-acceptance.
Plus-Size Positivism
Consumers search for unique ways to feel good about their bodies
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Bodily Esteem Consumers challenge the mainstream by openly celebrating body diversity Implications - The fashion industry claims to have embraced body diversity, but its definition of "plus-size" remains narrow. As a result, consumers feeling overlooked by the industry are gravitating towards fashion and media channels that make bold, celebratory political statements surrounding the issue. This shift towards bodily esteem suggests that consumers are searching for transparency, as well as representation, from fashion media.
Bodily Esteem
Consumers challenge the mainstream by openly celebrating body diversity
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Denim Nostalgia Consumers search for ways to recover the past while remaining timeless Implications - Consumers interested in reviving a look or fashion from the past are doing so with denim, a wardrobe staple that has gone through many reincarnations, but never out of style. Denim is a material that has proven its endurance, but it can be manipulated to reflect ephemeral trends and decade-specific looks. By opting for denim that boasts vintage silhouettes and textile and color treatments, consumers are demonstrating a dual desire for satisfying nostalgia while simultaneously staying current within the world of fashion.
Denim Nostalgia
Consumers search for ways to recover the past while remaining timeless
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 165 more Portraiture PRO Trends and 855 examples!



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