Thursday, June 21, 2012

Photography: Portraiture

The first form of photos were of the size of calling cards called cartes de visite (4" X 2 1/2") and the tarjeta (3 1/2" x 5 1/2")  used for mailing as a postcard.

In the 1800's, photo studios spouted in Philippines particularly in Sta. Cruz, Binondo and Quiapo.

Around the world specially in Asia, life-size photos are hung in living rooms and became status symbols.


the images shown below are sample portraits.
(this image is from google)




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