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100 Portraits

A Creative Journey

Artwork by: Sean P. Tiner


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Introduction
“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
~Bill Gates1

Joy comes from building bridges to other lives. This construction occurs in

various shapes and magnitudes. Sometimes it is in the form of a handshake, phone call

or simply a smile. Sometimes it is in the form of a text-message, poke or tweet. Our

digital age allows bridges to be constructed, connected and traveled faster. The overall

length and size of our bridge is no longer limited to the tangible realm. Distances are

eroded. Our joys are shared via email, blogs, forums, vlogs, podcasts, text messages

and social networks. We have constructed social media, a hyper reality of constant

connectivity. Our potential is limited by our imaginations as our lives construct the digital

bridge to “the global village of tomorrow.”

From FaceBook to YouTube to Twitter, social interaction websites continue to

transform the landscape of contemporary communication. Once a niche interest, social

networking sites now connect millions of users each day. In fact, over 270-million

Internet users are registered on at least one networking website.2 Only a daily basis,

users share content, update profiles and interact on friend’s profile pages. Additionally,

over 73% of Internet users read blogs to stay informed about the latest trends, news,

and information relevant to a viewer’s life.3 As users increasingly intermingle on various

1
Gates, Bill, www.quotegarden.com, visited September 24, 2008
2
West, Edward, Marketing Potential in Social Online Media, Business Day, May 20, 2008
3
Ibid.

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networking websites, social media has become a vital platform to increase exposure to

and awareness for a company’s product or service.

As Internet users search for content that relates to specific interests, the

effectiveness of social media as a mass marketing media diminishes. According to

Chris Anderson, editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail,

“emerging digital entertainment economy is going to be radically different from today’s


mass market.” “…If the twentieth-century entertainment industry was about hits, the
twenty-first will be equally about niches.”4

According to the illustration, the long tail represents 80% of today’s market place that is

comprised of small, individually tailored businesses. In order to effectively engage

viewers, successful companies positioned along the long tail need to tailor marketing

materials to the specific interests of a target audience. Social media allows companies

to create niches and tailor profiles, blogs, podcasts or vlogs specifically to the long tail.5

Creating a niche allows brands to reach viewers who are passionate about specific

4
Anderson, Chris, The Long Tail: Why The Future of Business is Selling Less of More, Hyperion (July 11, 2006).
5
Ibid.

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interests and increases engagement through repetitive exposure. From ESPN’s blogs

about every college football team to NetFlix’s large selection of films, successful brands

offer consumers diverse selections that are reflective of individual interests.

(Self-portrait, an example of a FACES portrait, by Tiner)

As an experiment with Anderson’s long tail theory and in order to learn how to

market a brand across social media, I created, FACES, a unique art series that is a

digital representation of my social network. The art series became an opportunity to

connect individually with social media users and increase awareness of my personal

brand through repetitive exposure.

Andy Warhol, a famous pop artist, opened society’s eyes with portrait art, but I

desire to revolutionize portraiture for the new millennium. I produced 100 Portraits: A

Creative Journey as visual reflection of the past ten months of creative work. As you

browse through the 100 portraits I selected of models, celebrities and authors, I hope

you enjoy the creative passion and energy that I try to convey in each piece. Feel free to

share this eBook and use the artwork for your own inspiration.

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Adriana Suvari, model

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Agyness Deyn, model

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Angelina Jolie, actress

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Andy Warhol, artist

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Amber Lee Ettinger, model

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Ann Handley, blogger

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Anne Vyalitsyna, model

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Barbara Stoyanoff, model

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Bebe Durbidge, surfer

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Bob Marley, musician

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Albert Einstein, inventor

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Brandie Moses, model

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Bree Condon, model

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Breann McGregor, model

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Brian Solis, public speaker

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Charlene Li, author

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Christopher Latronic, television host

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Dane Reynolds, surfer

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David Ewalt, author

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Dr. Drew Pinsky, radio & television host

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Eline De Boer, model

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Donny Deutsch, entrepreneur

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David Pogue, journalist

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David Meerman Scott, author

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David Ewalt, journalist

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David Armano, blogger

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Daria Webowy, model

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Danny Fuller, surfer

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Dali Lama, advocate

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Coldplay, band

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Cindey Dutton, model

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Chris Brogan, author

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Coco Rocha, model

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Chris Berman, journalist

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Elizabeth Currid, author

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Elliott Spitzer, politician

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Elyse Taylor, model

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Candice Swanepoel, model

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George Carlin, comedian

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Girls Next Door, models

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Gizel Bundcen, model

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Harry Potter, character

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Greg Verdino, marketer

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Heather Hahn, model

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Heath Ledger, actor

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Heather Marks, model

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Holly Huddleston, model

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Hugh Macleod, blogger

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Jac Vanek, model

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Jack Nicholson, actor

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Jamie Lee Spears, singer

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Jason Falls, blogger

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Jay Z, musician

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John Furrier, blogger

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John Wooden, coach

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Hugh Hefner, entrepreneur

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Julie Mintz, model

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Katherine Werderitsch, model

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Julie Stegner, model

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Katja Schekina, model

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LL Cool J, entertainer

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Lauren Conrad, actress

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Kristen Cavallari, actress

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Max Kalehoff, blogger

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Matt Leinart, athlete

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Mark Zuckerberg, entrepreneur

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Nana Ichikawa, model

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Michelle Williams, actress

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Kobe Bryant, athlete

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Vlada Roslyakova, model

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Walter Annenberg, entrepreneur

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Warren Buffet, investor

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Yves St. Laurent, designer

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Yasmin Brunet Fernandez, model

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Tiger Woods, athlete

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Valentina Zeliaeva, model

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Tim Russert, journalist

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Sole Cole, DJ

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Seth Godin, author

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Senjana Onopka, model

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Sean Tiner, entrepreneur

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Sasha Strauss, marketer

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Seda Ertan, model

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Ruth Simmons, educator

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Sasha Pivovarova, model

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Sarah Underwood, model

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Sarah Elliott, photographer

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Ryan Kalil, athlete

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Ruslana Korshunova, model

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Rohit Bhargava, blogger

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Robert Rauschenberg, artist

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Rick Irons, surfer

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Renee Bargh, model

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Peter Tiner, artist

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Pete Carroll, coach

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Perez Hilton, blogger

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Oprah, entertainer

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Natasha Polevshchikova, model

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Kayne West, musician

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Nicole Nicolay, author

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