Portrait, Portrait on the Wall, Who’s the Weirdest of Them All?

by Karen Archey on May 27, 2009 · 13 comments Events

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY
Art Fag City, Paddy Johnson, Karen Archey, Awkward Family Photos
Image via: Awkard Family Photos

Lately at AFC Headquarters we’ve noticed a stunning array of weird portraits. Running in the form of blogs and fine art projects, we’ve compiled a selection of the finest oddities.

Karen Archey, Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City, Jamie Diamon, Hiltons, Moeller and Snow Gallery
Jamie Diamond, “The Hiltons,” 2008. Archival pigment print, 40 x 60 in. Image via: Moeller Snow Gallery

Jamie Diamond composes her Constructed Portraits by issuing casting calls and advertisements, matching various unrelated individuals in her “family” photos.  We know the perfect center piece for that table.

Karen Archey, Art Fag City, Paddy Johnson, Laser portraits
Image via: Laser Portraits

Although Lazer Portraits initially made a pun about “blazers and lasers,” we thought this little guy looks like the son of Diane Arbus’ grenade boy.

Alana Celii, Karen Archey, Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City, Portrait, photography
Alana Celii, “Lazer Face,” 1994-1995

Uncannily related to the Lazer Portrait boy above, photographer Alana Celii’s Lazer Face pairs a couple peculiar self portraits from her childhood.

Karen Archey, Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City, Tim Gardner, 303 Gallery, portraiture, contemporary art
Tim Gardner, “Family Portrait 1,” 2005. Pastel on gessoed paper mounted on canvas. 38 x 48 1/4 in. Image via: 303 Gallery

The weirdest part about this portrait may be its components: pastel on gessoed paper.

Sexy People, blog, art fag city, Karen Archey, Paddy Johnson
Image via: Sexy People

I guess some net artists did go to their highschool proms.

Karen Archey, Guthrie Lonergan, Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City, netart
Guthrie Lonergan, “Internet Group Shot” 2006. Image via: theageofmammals.com

The Plumbers Union, Poker Club, and Tax Financial Planning Group immortalized forever.

  • http://www.myspace.com/elbisrever Janina

    I always wanted to get the lazer background school portraits, but was never allowed to! :((((

  • http://www.myspace.com/elbisrever Janina

    I always wanted to get the lazer background school portraits, but was never allowed to! :((((

  • http://www.myspace.com/elbisrever Janina

    I always wanted to get the lazer background school portraits, but was never allowed to! :((((

  • http://www.myspace.com/elbisrever Janina

    I always wanted to get the lazer background school portraits, but was never allowed to! :((((

  • http://www.myspace.com/elbisrever Janina

    I always wanted to get the lazer background school portraits, but was never allowed to! :((((

  • http://www.myspace.com/elbisrever Janina

    I always wanted to get the lazer background school portraits, but was never allowed to! :((((

  • http://www.dilhildebrand.com D Hilde

    This artist posted ads in the classifieds for families that would like to have portraits done in professional studios, at her expense, on the condition that she be allowed to be in them…nnhttp://www.bilianavelkova.com/performance2.html

  • http://www.dilhildebrand.com D Hilde

    This artist posted ads in the classifieds for families that would like to have portraits done in professional studios, at her expense, on the condition that she be allowed to be in them…\n\nhttp://www.bilianavelkova.com/performance2.html

  • http://eburn.tumblr.com rubén

    WOW

  • http://eburn.tumblr.com rubén

    WOW

  • eric c

    http://thisisphotobomb.com/ <<awkward family photos+texts from last night

  • eric c

    http://thisisphotobomb.com/ <<awkward family photos+texts from last night

  • Anonymous

    Lovely portrait,i like first photograph,you give nice effect in the photographs.I like your art of photography art.You amazing photographer.Thanks for sharing photographs.
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