The B&W Portrait Squares Project

For the past couple of years I’ve been working on what I now realise is a bit of a project to do with black and white square portraits.  This is a topic I first discussed a couple of years ago.  Of course in the age of Instagram the square is all the rage and I’m convinced there is small photographic business to be created offering professional quality portraits to be displayed on Instagram for those people fed up of self portraits with an outstretched hand taken at a jaunty angle.

Here is a post on that and here is the page I am maintaining for this project.  Below are a few more examples I’ve recently captured, or at least recently edited in Lightroom and Photoshop as well as Nik Silver Efex Pro 2* (using a type 12 border).

* The Nik software suite is currently still available from Google but no longer maintained by them.  However in 2017 it was acquired by DxO and a new version is supposedly to be released by them in mid-2018.

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