We've had some portrait contests on Pxleyes, but many years have passed since. Now we can continue this series. This is your chance to show yourself to your fellow friends over here.

You can go for the traditional portrait and include only your face (either from the side or front), with little distractions. Or, you can include more than just your face and make something abstract, glamorous or even surreal.

You can either take a selfie with your phone or let someone else take a photo of you, the photographer! No other people can be in the photo, so no group portraits. Facial attributes are allowed.

Let's get to know each other. Show us who's the face behind all those glorious photos! Because, let's face it, we are all curious to know!

Good luck!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

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Stuck in Vietnam created by Olga.L

After New Zealand, Vietnam is the second safest place to be during the COVID pandemic. We feel so fortunate to be in a country that is full of wonderful hospitable kind generous people and exotic food. Vietnam has a population of 97 million. Canada, my home country has a population of 37 million, one third of Vietnam. Yet, Vietnam has had 35 deaths and Canada........22,463.

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Older but not better created by Vibeke

Oh dear, I do not like self-portraits, and this has not changed my mind, but as we were going to a party last night and I was all cleaned up it seemed too good a chance not to take one. Yes, we can still go to parties here in New Zealand we are lucky enough to have been able to control Covid, thanks to a strong government and being an island surrounded by a lot of ocean. I did love PXLeyes, still taking lots of photos so should share a few more here. Great to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

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Filantrop created by filantrop

Hello everyone. I am Péter from Budapest. Hobby on a level pursuing the computer imagery. Somebody remembers yet possibly Photosoptalent name onto a group. I then and I started there. I wish you all the best! https://www.facebook.com/vilegye

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My self portrait created by Skyangel

Hi everyone, My name is Angelica. Some of my friends call me Angel. I like to play around with my camera and photoshop manipulations. I am self taught in all areas, learning from my mistakes and learning from many youtube videos which are always very helpful. I appreciate all the people who teach us these things for free. I also dabble in gardening and sewing.

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Behind the Paper created by Skyangel

I promised Zizounai an updated version of the woman behind the paper. The sketch on the paper is a computer generated one. If anyone wants to know how to do one of those, search for sketch effect on youtube. There are a few different ways to do them. Then you print your face out on a A4 piece of paper, tear it in half and have some fun with it in your photography.

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Painted face created by Skyangel

Painting ones own face is an artistic self portrait. Maybe it can be called surreal since we don't actually walk around the street looking like this? Anyway, Its all natural face paint, not painted in photoshop at all. I put the face paint on my face as well as on the brush and took the photo after two days of frustation and learning how to use my self timer and focusing correctly. This week was the first time I ever used the self timer on my camera. Olga got all my complaining emails about it and I thank her for all her help with tips for focusing on one self when you are nowhere near the camera. Then I obviously changed some of it to BW just so the colored part will be the main focus. So here is the result of an amateur face painting artist taking an amateur photo. 🤪

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SONY..........everywhere! created by Olga.L

This morning in the shower.

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Unspecified specimen created by lolu69

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Not lonely anymore. created by Vibeke

This was done awhile ago, must have been bored or lonely.

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JUST A LITTLE OLDER... created by George55

Hello.... many of you must know my name... I was in pxleyes for a long time.... my favorite place to show my work and meet many good friends. I was born in Mexico. I left my country, and went to live in the USA after my mother died. Looking to get my life together was not easy.... mostly not knowing the language of a foreign country... Went to school to study English, graduated from High School, and studied graphic arts and Graphic design... it was when I was introduced to Photoshop... a very old version... but I loved, and after school, i continued trying to learn the basics... and now... I try to learn more... I am not a Spring chicken any more... I have 72 years and still think with a fresh mind. I came back to my country Mexico after retired in USA. I live with my nephews family now. I am happy to return to my roots... as a matter of fact... did not work with Photoshop for a long time... since pxleyes closed... but a friend of mine, stayed with me... even living far, far away... he helped me to get Photoshop 2021 and it is what I am using now... if you read this.... THANKS SO MUCH.... FOR BEING MY FRIEND.... You know, who you are... Well... let...s do Photoshop... nice to be back....

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Howdee Folks created by Olga.L

It's not Texas, but Da Lat, Vietnam where due to CORONA we have been (happily) stuck here. Thanks to Grepless and the friends I have made on this site, being stuck anywhere is just a whole lot more fun.

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Me in pajamas created by Daniela

Sharing this picture as "tribute" to my long hair which I miss a lot!! I look at this and promise myself I'll never cut my hair again, I'm feeling and looking terrible in short hair! BTW, ALL OF YOU are wonderful!! Loved to "meet" you! Cheers from an old PXL member!!

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Silent Scream created by Olga.L

Not quite Munch's Scream, but a scream nonetheless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Munch

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Trail de Bruxelles 2019 created by Staaan

25km of pain

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The real Me. created by Vibeke

Sitting on my terrace reading, enjoying the last of the day's sunshine.

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Time Marches On created by kyricom

On the left is me about 40 years ago. A little while ago I tried to recreate it. I even skipped shaving for a few days, but now my whiskers are all white anyway and you can't really see them. :-)

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Split Personality created by kyricom

My wife says I look mean in these. It's not my fault I have "RBF." :-p

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Me....times three ! created by Olga.L

Today, March 10th, marks one year of having entered Vietnam. On March 11th, the World Health Organization called a pandemic and our world, as we once knew it changed. We have been (happily) stuck here for one full year. This photo was taken at Crazy House, in Da Lat, Vietnam (the highlands where it is eternally spring-like weather). You can read about this place here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%E1%BA%B1ng_Nga_Guesthouse

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Saved created by Kokoban

on a walk

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something different created by Kokoban

on work

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We don't give in. created by Marleen

We continue to maintain our pride.!

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Nameless picture created by Drybrush

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15

Is this your sense of humor? A side shot of your face as stated in the contest criteria? Its definitely a sideways shot and I need to turn to the side myself to see it properly. Then I see a very serious face with a stick in the middle of your head. I hope you did it for the humor effect because I think it's funny.

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Drybrush replied to Skyangel :

I tried over and over to post and it came out sideways no matter what i did. I thought that I deleted all of my attempts.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17

Difficult to review your shot posted sideways but that stick coming out of your head is hilarious.

Staaan avatarLevel 20

Not sure why it's turned. Would you like me to rotate it, author?

Or was this intentionally sideways?

Let me know

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Drybrush replied to Staaan :

It loaded sideways no matter what I did. i even turned the file beforehand. I gave up.

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Work in progress created by Zizounai

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Obscure Me created by photonut

Taken in my garden at a round ball in the garden.

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Cheers created by photonut

I know the background is fussy,but this was taken by a photographer using my camera at a greek night in a typical village in crete,she was with a couple of other photographers taking photos of all the people at the greek night,because i had the next upgrade of the same camera she had,in between taking photos of people she kept trying to swap her camera for mine,it caused great mirth amongst people there and she took and gave us a free photo,great night.

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Little old me 😊 created by Diamite

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New Toy created by grasshopper1

I got a new Holy Stone drone last week and was finally able to take it out for it's maiden flight yesterday.... awesome bird!!

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Retired Life created by grasshopper1

I don't have many pics of me. I'm always taking them of other people. You know how it is. My son took this of me. It is special. I had been real sick,over weight, and in pain for about two years. I decided to do something about it. For the next year I lost over 50 pounds. This is my first time out on my ski after all the weight off. A new start... It had been a long time waiting for it. Now all my checkups come back great. This was just before covid hit.

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