Pushing the Boundaries of Portraiture

Michigan portraitist Eric Daigh creates these impressive mosaic portraits with pushpins. I’m sure these photos don’t even do them justice (his piece for The Armory Show remains the largest pushpin mosaic in the world), but still striking nonetheless. It’s like digital images created by hand, each made up of just five different colors. Strategically placing tens of thousands of pushpins on a grid is no small task, and Daigh does it masterfully. One word: awesome.

Via daigh.com


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