Humphrey Bogart by Yousuf Karsh (1946)

The photograph titled “Humphrey Bogart” was taken by the famed photographer Yousuf Karsh in the year 1946. The photograph features a middle-aged man with a contemplative expression on his face. He appears to be looking off into the distance, with his chin resting on his hand. The man is holding a cigarette between his fingers, and a wisp of smoke elegantly rises from it, adding to the atmospheric quality of the image.

The image is a black and white portrait, focusing on the individual’s upper body and face. The lighting is dramatic, highlighting the textures of the man’s face, his clothing, and the smoke, while casting the rest of the scene into soft shadows, thus drawing attention to his thoughtful demeanor. The man’s eyes are marked with a sense of intensity, and the overall composition of the photograph exudes a classic vintage feel typical of mid-20th-century portrait photography. The man is dressed in a jacket with a textured pattern, which indicates a casual yet sophisticated appearance.

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