The art of portraiture has existed for (probably) about five thousand years … think of cave drawings and, much later, charcoal sketches, paintings, murals, sculpture … mostly created to record or flatter or adorn buildings. The history of portraiture is a rich mix of the conventional (think Rembrandt, Gainsborough etc), the surreal (think Picasso, Magritte etc) and the controversial (think Mapplethorpe, Arbus) and is ever-changing, never so much as in the world of digital technology.

My portraits are the result of many influences and genres from over the centuries … not only designed to record, but to entertain, amuse and – sometimes – tease out a touch of the unusual.

Oh yes, all content on this site is mine … don’t use it for anything otherwise cousin George will have to pay you a visit.

© Jacqui Jay Grafton, November 2018

18 Comments on “Portraiture

    • Thanks for your visit, your comments always make me smile, as do your posts (even when I don’t understand them.

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      • You make me humble … I love your work. You have the ability to honour the apparent mundane and to reveal … oh gods, I’m gushing again.

        Dammit, few photographers catch me the way you do. And ever the phrase ‘honi soit, qui mal y pense’ echoes in the background. I like it …

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  1. That’s quite some CV; for myself, I have a camera, I point and I click. (And like doctors, I quietly bury my mistakes.)

    Ever noticed how many Awards there are in the blogosphere (often linking back to the home site)?
    So I’m nominating you for the ‘WOW~!’ award. All you have to do is keep on with your wow work 🙂

    Now to explore some more …


  2. Hello Jacqui!

    I’m just dropping you a note to let you know I nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award.

    Now you don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to accept it. Its only my way of recognizing what a great job you do on your blog.

    If you do want to follow up and accept this “award” then you can find my post about it with all of the steps to follow. The post is on my own blog and you can find it here: http://wp.me/p47ccR-1KQ

    All the best to you and hoping for continued success on your blogging path.

    Douglas ( http://moorezart.wordpress.com )


    • So pleased you like my blog … it’s great to get this kind of feedback. Best wishes, Jacqui


  3. There’s much more to you than that “about me”, great pic xx 😉


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