The definition of self, of others, and the complex and interconnected relations among the two are at the core of human existence. A photographic portrait, even more than a painted one, captures a unique and fascinating glimpse into the worlds and psyches of the sitter and the photographer orchestrating the shot behind the lens.

If you are looking for a portrait or self portrait of someone in particular please ask us; what is online is a minute fraction of what is available.

Portraits – Click on the images to see them in full size

Self-portraits, the conscious decisions of the photographer on what to tell and what to hide, how much and how to engage with its contemporary audiences as well as the future ones is as very interesting. How much did advances in technology foster the desire to explore oneself and try and capture and convey it visually for posterity? In our societies the importance & the uniqueness of the self has been steadily increasing and is almost alarming now that even our cell phones come equipped with cameras and there is almost a mania to share ones’ surrounding, opinions, and portrait. From daguerreotypes to artists using selfies, we have it.

Self-portraits – Click on the images to see them in full size

The images and videos above are only a few examples of what is available. If you do not find what you were looking for, or if you are only starting on your project and do not yet sure what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.

The Advent Calendar from SCALA Archives

We hope you enjoy the advent calendar with images and trivia that we selected for you.

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