Portraiture is a window to the soul. - Anonymous
is a painting
, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality
, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot
, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.