When Stefan Draschan visits a gallery he isn’t only interested in the craft. The photographer is also on the lookout for museum guests wearing costumes that match the artwork on the walls. He catches the spontaneous moments where someone’s hair scarf or dress could be an extension of a timeless development in his ongoing project People Matching Artworks.
Patience is exemplified by People Matching Artworks. Despite the fact that some of these photos seem to be staged they are the product of Draschan staking a spot in a museum and waiting for the right person to walk past. It’s a covert version of museum doppelgängers a lighthearted game in which people pose with artwork that looks like them. In comparison, Draschan’s project focuses on the quiet elegance of looking emphasizing how getting dressed is a chance to be your own piece of art.
Draschan documents his journey on Tumblr and Instagram where he also details the locations of the museums he visits. So keep an eye out for Draschan and his camera if you’re near institutions in Paris Vienna or Berlin.
Stefan Draschan is a photographer who is interested in more than the fine art in museums.
He’s also lying still and visitors to the museum are watching him.
… waiting for one to complement a piece of art!