What is a portrait?

What is a portrait?

“A picture is of a person. A portrait is about a person.” Arthur Rainville

To me, a portrait is more than just a picture of a person. The aim of portraiture is to capture the story behind the face. We are drawn to portraits because they are of human beings and we are human beings. We can relate to them because a face can say so much without words. 

“The aim of art is not to show the outward appearance of things, but to show their inner significance.” Aristotle

Everyone is so busy yelling about what they do these days, and they have to yell because there is no art in how they deliver their message. 

Who are you really and what’s it like to connect with you?

I believe we’ve been branded to for too long and we’ve been presented images of fakery, hype, propaganda and superficial ego. Isn’t it time we shared a truth? Who are you really and what is it like to connect with you as a human being? A good portrait stops you, connects with you and communicates to you. 

If you don’t have a great portrait of yourself or you think it’s time to call a professional, there is a photographer out there for everyone and any budget. With me, you get a personable professional who’s focused on you and helping you communicate your value, your vision.

You are your own work of art.

How do you imagine yourself? Now imagine that printed on your wall! How much would it mean to have an anchor to your truth?

Ipswich Portrait Photography

Hi there! I'm Amanda Waschevski

I AM A HEADSHOT AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN IPSWICH, QLD. I help people be themselves in front a camera.

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