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The Unflattering Portraits Series Focuses on Facial Flaws

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 20, 2012 • References: misanthropespecialtyco and bookofjoe
It is not everyday that people encounter a street artist with the audacity to do an unattractive illustration of the individual contributing to their livelihood, but that is exactly what artist Reverend Aitor does by way of his Unflattering Portraits project. While other artists concentrate on enhancing the beauty of the person sitting before them, Aitor has consciously decided to find their faults instead.

Part of The Misanthrope Specialty Company, Aitor's Unflattering Portraits project might magnify some unbecoming facial flaws, but instead of enraging the person he is essentially insulting, he simply entertains them. Considering that he aims "to lovingly commit everyone's oft-ignored flaws to paper," as he puts it, the Unflattering Portraits series is more about the distortion of reality on the other end of the spectrum rather than anything else.