Try as you might, a selfie does not a portrait make.
Put your profile in the hands of painter Liora Seltzer.
The Studio Incamminati grad’s style is one part modern, one part old master, capturing you at your most natural. Of course, it helps to have a studio where northern light serves as the insta-filter.
You can send her a photo to work from, though we recommend scheduling a sitting. Rummage through her stack of fabrics to find a backdrop, then live out your “Girl with a Pearl Earring” fantasy as she daubs color on canvas.
Opt for a quick, gestural study with layers of wet paint, a technique known as alla prima (if you want to impress your friends), or commission a detailed painting.
That’s like looking in a mirror.
Liora Seltzer, 1116 Pine Street (215-546-2866 or lioraseltzer.com), $500 and up.
Photo: Courtesy of Liora Seltzer