Masked Beauty

Sharbat Gula's 1984 portrait by Steve McCurry for National Geographic magazine.

It all start­ed with her being pho­tographed by Steve McCur­ry in 1984. Prob­a­bly one of the most famous por­trait in mod­ern times. What strikes the most are her eyes. You’re just drawn to them right away (at least I am).

I’ve been notic­ing some new por­traits that focus­es on this style per se. So I fig­ured to make a list which I’ll con­stant­ly update as I get hyp­no­tized.

By Samat Nur­ma­tov

By vokeng Pra­teep Duangkaew

By Eric Laf­forgue
Tuareg woman, Libya by Eric Lafforgue

By Rebec­ca Finch

By Fed­eri­co Erra

By Nick DuP­lessis

By Eric Laf­forgue

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  1. Vicky

    {you know that say­ing that beau­ty is in the eye of the behold­er? well, that’s part­ly true. i’ve noticed that extreme­ly beau­ti­ful peo­ple are thought by every­one as beau­ti­ful, and if youre just okay-look­ing, then some peo­ple may think you are pret­ty, while some peope won’t. and and every­one agrees on if some­one is unat­trac­tive. so, tech­ni­cal­ly, beau­ty most­ly isn’t in the eye of the behold­er. know what i mean? what do you think?