Comic Headshots by Kaija Straumanis

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Photographer Kaija Straumanis’ headshots are self-portraits in which she gets whacked in the head by common objects, such as a book and a clutch of Easter eggs. The images shine in youthfully bright colors, setting the stage for hipster nostalgia, yet the action depicted isn’t fit for romance so much as discomfort comedy. If randomness be the fruit of art, play on. But, we hope no brain damage was sustained in the making of this photoset.

 

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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