There are three classic genres in photography: still life, landscape and portrait. Portrait is and will be both the most common and the most sought after genre.
What is a portrait? A portrait is a picture of a person. Any image of a person. Whether it is a close-up, to waist or full length portrait. Whether it is a breathtaking landscape, in the depth of which a person is clearly recognized, or a picture of a dog looking at the viewer, all this will be a portrait. The most important thing in portrait photography is the ability of the viewer to compare the characters, he sees, with himself, to endow them with human traits and develop a possible plot.
For this reason, the portrait is and will be the most popular genre. Man, no matter how misanthropic he is, always remains social. And his desire to treat other people with curiosity is bigger than that to treat a landscape or still life.
Photographers believe that by shooting a person, they will be able to convey its inner world, emotions, or show a person as they see it in reality. But photography is deceptive. On the one hand, this is the most reliable way of displaying reality, but on the other, the most deceptive. After all, the viewer will never know the people we are photographing, will never talk to them, will never shake hands with them. The viewer is suspended from the shooting process, because he does not see the moment of creation, and only observes its result. The viewer does not know what the photographer wants to show, and only sees that the photographer was able to show.
The viewer sees only a two-dimensional, static image. Ripped instant, frozen in time. Therefore, no matter what happens during the shooting that the photographer would not want to show, the viewer will not understand this if the frame does not contain the necessary information to build a story about what he saw. It is for this reason that today we are surrounded by so many visual content that we scroll through with a click rate, reading photos in a split second. After all, most of today's frames depict an empty shell, only the exterior. And so we see this every day on the street, at work, anywhere.