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How do you feel about portraits of strangers?

January 26th, 2011 · 16 Comments

Update: most people think they’re awesome!

Have you noticed the curious trend of folks collecting strangers’ portraits? These design geeks scour flea markets and the like for the perfect, long-forgotten portrait which they dust off and hang as if it were their beloved great-aunt. Here are some examples…

Victoria Smith’s apt via shelterpop

“She’s always on the lookout to add to her ‘family of cheesy portraits’… It started with Rico Suave on the upper left and the family just grew…’ Victoria even creates stories of past relatives for her virtual family tree…” – shelterpop


.Kelly and Rod’s home in Anthology Magazine

“Kelly finds ‘something intriguing about the old group photos and the many stories they hold.’ ” – Anthology Magazine