11 February 2009

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Portrait artist Matt Held has undertaken a project that social creepers and girls-who-have-more-Facebook-friends-than-you-do are going to heart (love). If you join his Facebook group he will paint your profile picture in stunning portrait fashion.

"With the development of social networking sites, I’ve developed an interest in how people take simple or complex snapshots of themselves, post them to their page as a representation of who they are and what they want people to see. It is an interesting form of control and, in a way, self-preservation.”

Held has a goal of 200 portraits which he estimates will take about 2 years to complete. He has also set up a blog chronicling the process which answers all the key questions for anxious social networkers awaiting their ego stroke.

Via Juxtapoz

Click HERE for the gallery


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