From Zig-Zag Haircuts to Silly Supermodel Shoots

 - Aug 24, 2010   Updated: Apr 14 2011
Portrait photography may be one of the most accurate ways to convey the subject's personality -- or lack thereof.

From zig-zag haircuts to silly supermodel shoots to dinner plate portraits, this collection of portrait photography features will have you grabbing the closest thing you have to a DSLR to take your own iconic images.

Implications - The rise in adoption of social media and photo-sharing websites has placed a sharp new focus on self-portrait photography. As avatars are increasingly used to portray users' personalities and establish personal branding, self-portraits now aim to show off subjects' quirkiest, most memorable aspects. Businesses can leverage this phenomenon by using unusual portrait photography in ad campaigns and branding initiatives.