Travel Portraits Portfolio: Faces of the World

Remember Steve McCurry’s famous portrait of the ‘Afghan girl’ on the cover of National Geographic?

Her haunting expression made that photograph one of the most iconic of the 20th century. It’s also one of the best examples of how great portrait photography can capture the spirit of a place more than a conventional landscape or environment shot.

Whenever I’m on assignment or traveling to a new destination, I’m always looking for spontaneous portraits of local people to bring the feeling of the place back to anyone who hasn’t been there before.

This gallery includes my favorite spontaneous travel portraits photos from magazine and commissioned shoots. I’ve created another gallery of shoots with professional models, friends, and family–just click here to see those shots.

If you like the style of the portraits you’ve found here, just send me an e-mail and I’ll get back to you right away. I’m currently accepting new clients for location / destination photo shoots. I’m based most of the year in Bali, Indonesia, but am available to travel internationally if you’d like to talk about working together to create a collection of one-of-a-kind portraits to capture the essence of your personality, lifestyle brand, or travel destination.

To see more samples from my portfolio, just click here now.

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Tommy Schultz

Photographer, Writer, & Film Maker

Hi, my name is Tommy - thanks for visiting my site today. I've spent the past ten years capturing stories from around the world with my camera. I'm inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what I've learned along the way. If you enjoyed this article and love travel / photography you should sign up for my free newsletter. If you need creative for your upcoming project, click here to learn how I can help you. If you want to learn how to share your own story in pictures / video, you can join my online photography course. If you'd like to connect with me, please say hi on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. If you're curious how / why I made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.

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July 5, 2014