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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 designed to flatter or 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, June 2018




  1. In this morning, a page of shots. No room for comment (or even a ‘like’) so I tracked back to here.

    Again, let me tell you that there are shots there that fair stop me in my tracks.

    Just as well I can find no way of bringing them in larger—I’d never get anything else done; art, romanticism, a hint of the erotic without poor taste … all I snap is mushrooms and stuff.

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    1. Tenacious, aren’t you? Background information …. as you may know, I moved all my nature pictures over here and fully intended to close down the other one. But, as a New Year began, it became necessary for me to catalogue and track the pictures I enter into competition, so I decided to use the old site for this purpose. I disabled comments (missed one) because I thought most of my followers had transferred their affections over here. Is this about as clear as mud? As the results start to come in, I will be posting full size pictures, so perhaps I will leave it open. 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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      1. 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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  2. Probably just me (a bit naive in the tech world) but when I clicked on your CPAGB panel all I got was another CPAGB panel … bummer, there were some appealing shots that I wanted closer looks at.
    Twas ever thus (and what is a ‘CPAGB’ anyway—for the initiated only, perhaps?). 🙂


  3. 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 …


  4. 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:

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

    Douglas ( )


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