The Portrait

Art Form, Not Format

Tom Zimberoff

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Self-portrait 1990

Not as many photographers load cameras these days as we used to, but we all aim them and shoot pictures. I’ve always gotten a bang out of describing my pursuit of photographs as hunting for big game: portraits in particular. I get close for a good clean shot — for rapport, not just proximity, and bag my quarry with a four-by-five instead of a thirty-aught-six. But I still hang their heads on a wall to…

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