Photographer Spent Days Waiting for the Perfect Shots Where People Matched the Artwork They Saw
While we (like most people) visit art museums to look at the art, Stefan Draschan visits art museums to look at the people who are looking at the art. It might sound creepy, but it’s actually an art form in and of itself.
You see, Draschan has learned to be patient, very patient. He patiently waits in art museums and watches countless people walk up to and look at various paintings and sculptures. What he’s found to be true is that if he’s patient long enough, eventually someone will walk up to a piece of art, and that someone will somehow match the artwork.
People can match artwork in various ways. It could be that their clothing is the same color or has a very similar pattern to the painting. It could be that their hair cascades in a way that reminds Draschan of the paint. It could be that they look very similar to a nearby sculpture or are wearing at hat that looks like it was plucked right out of a picture.
When Draschan sees the perfect match between observer and artwork, he snaps a picture, creating his own form of artwork. It’s easy to think that his pictures are staged, but they really aren’t. He just waits and waits for the right moment.
We could ramble on and on about how Draschan’s unusual form or art is simply amazing, but as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. We’ll let Draschan’s pictures do the talking for us. Here are 19 of our favorites.
Like a Statue
Do you think she was the sculptor’s original model?
Double Color Matching
His shirt matches the painting on the right, and her shirt matching the painting on the left – incredible!
A Swirl of Hair
Her hair blends in so well.
Do you think he thinks he’s looking in a mirror?
Hair Like the Sky
We’ll call this sunrise hair, or perhaps sunset hair.
The pictures looks like an extension of her shirt.
This is spot on.
It really is amazing that this isn’t staged. Do you think these people have any idea how much they look like these pictures?
It’s all about the dog.
Of course she’s taking a picture. She’s basically wearing the painting, so she most love it.
The tilt of the head makes the colors line up perfectly.
Wow. We mean, he has to know he matches, right?
The Real People Blend In
It honestly took us a few minutes to find the real people in this picture.
A perfect match.
She must love sunflowers.
That scarf though!
She basically blends in.
Hat and Shirt
Which one of these photos is your favorite?