Last week, we challenged you to capture genuine personality in portraits

The #MashPics_Portraits hashtag is a collection of the finest photography — candid photos of playful children, intense black and white images that focus on just the face, shots that play with shadow and more.

Our guest host was De Kwong, an Australia-based photographer known as @twistdee on Instagram.

“I love how supportive the community on Instagram is,” she said. “Though I won’t get a chance to meet most of the people I interact with regularly, I still consider them as friends.” Read more…

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16 unique portraits that capture genuine emotion