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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 Jul 07, 2015, includes 173 PRO Trends and 865 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 2,424,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 173 Portraiture PRO Trends = 173 Powerpoint Pages Portraiture PPT Report
• 865 Portraiture Examples

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• 121 Portraiture Videos (Online) Portraiture Videos
• 5,190 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:

Surgical Mimicry Fashion brands focus on plastic surgery via over-the-top portrayals Implications - Fashion brands are mimicking the look and after effects of plastic surgery with over the top portrayals of cosmetic procedures. This shift towards boldly exploring the topic represents a sense of self-awareness in the fashion industry. By acknowledging the role of the industry plays when it comes to establishing unrealistic beauty standards, these brands are able to better relate to consumers.
Surgical Mimicry
Fashion brands focus on plastic surgery via over-the-top portrayals
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Militant Approachability Personification of soldiers softens the image of the armed forces Implications - The digital generation has access to people from across the world and endless amounts of information, making them more empathetic and echoing the hippies of the boomer generation. As a result, all things military-related have received a negative reputation. More approachable, personified content can be observed to alleviate this, pointing to a battle between behavioral tribes.
Militant Approachability
Personification of soldiers softens the image of the armed forces
4 Examples + Score + Implications


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


PLUS 167 more Portraiture PRO Trends and 865 examples!



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