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Contextual, or environmental, portraits, can raise just as many questions as abstract compositions. The fact that the viewer is given more information about the subject of the photo can bring to life new theories about who they are and why they’re there, and inform completely new lines of interpretation. Maybe a swimmer in a pool or a writer in their study; the character of an environment can be just as beguiling as the sitter.
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