Wild exposures: animals photobomb vintage portraits – in pictures

By Olivia Cheves

Anja Wülfing has a knack for combining the antiquated with the absurd, painting colourful creatures on turn-of-the-century photos. “Sometimes it's a detail on the photograph,” says the German painter and graphic designer, “like a haircut, or a facial expression that reminds me of a specific animal.” Wülfing began to introduce these “visitors”, as she calls them, nearly three years ago after finding a vintage portrait of a couple inside an old frame she bought on eBay. “I added oversized birds in between the photographed people and was surprised at how oddly natural it looked,” she explains. “I like the combination of the old and the humorous, the fact, the fiction, and the little feeling of discomfort.”


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