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Personality-Rich Portraits

'Photobooth' by Zachary Proctor is a Series of 100 Eclectic Paintings

— March 26, 2012 — Art & Design
'Photobooth' by Zachary Proctor is a collection of 100 paintings depicting all types of people in different poses.

This Utah artist paints an impressive array of portraits illustrating real people, some made-up and others deceased. The collection of paintings includes people playing instruments, tennis players, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and many more.

It's titled 'Photobooth' because of Proctor's profile snapshots of his subjects. It's evident that these finished paintings are made with paint and a brush; however, the way they are painted shows off a more modern aesthetic. The backgrounds and types of borders Proctor use in these portraits share the the same effects that are offered in Apple's Photobooth program. This creates a really interesting mashup effect between paintings and technology.

Trend Themes
1. Technology-infused Art - The combination of traditional paintings with modern technology and digital effects opens up opportunities for artists and innovators to explore new mediums and techniques.
2. Celebrity-inspired Portraits - The use of famous individuals in Proctor's collection highlights a growing trend of celebrity-motivated artwork and merchandise.
3. Alternative Portrait Styles - The eclectic and diverse range of subjects and styles in 'Photobooth' represents a trend towards unconventional and diverse portrait styles.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Proctor's unique approach to portraiture offers art galleries, artists, and art buyers new ways to innovate and create unique pieces of artwork.
2. Technology - Incorporating the traditional art form of painting with the technology of digital effects presents new opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate with the arts.
3. Marketing and Merchandising - The use of celebrity-inspired portraits in 'Photobooth' reflects the growing trend of using well-known figures to market and sell products, making it a potential area for innovation and business growth.
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