Figuration of living beings is unlawful whether it is in three-dimensional, photographic, manual, or sculptural form, due to the generality of the evidence on the prohibition of Taswir (painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography). For example, the Prophet (peace be upon him) says:
The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be Al-Musawwirun 'painters, drawers, sculptors, and subsequently photographers'.
(Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Al-Bukhari narrated in his Sahih (authentic) book
on the authority of
Abu Juhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) (Part No. 1; Page No. 668) that the Prophet (peace be upon him):
cursed the devourer of usury (usurer) and its clerk, and Al-Musawwirun 'painters, drawers, sculptors, and subsequently photographers'.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.