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Pay Ex by Philip Karlberg Gives Inanimate Objects Playful Personality

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: minkmgmt and itsnicethat
Pay Ex by Philip Karlberg is a fun photo series of artfully arranged objects. Each image is made up of classic items often found in banks (or those dealing with such financial institutions) to form playful faces. From vintage keys to iPhones and even the odd pear, each still life image is full of personality.

Created for the company of the same name, Pay Ex by Philip Karlberg not only imbues each object with humanistic qualities, the series also shows how friendly and down-to-earth people can find their services. Not to mention that, as It's Nice That notes, it "speak volumes about our capacity for apophenia--the willingness to see human characteristics in inanimate objects." Overall, it is an entertaining photo series.