Yarra River / Melbourne 4 by Kevin Fairley

Pictorial photography was popular in the late 19th century to early 20th century.  It is a genre that can be described as dreamy and out of focus.  Photographers create images that use many different colors like blue and sepia, along with applying brush strokes directly on the image, almost giving it a painterly effect.

Here are your JPG staff selections of our favorite “pictorial” photos!