As a fan of the TV show Portlandia, I was of course thrilled to learn of a photography series called, appropriately, Portraitlandia. Though some residents of the city may not be so happy with how photographer Kirk Crippens portrayed the folks who call Portland home (see the comments in the linked Wired blog post below), these photographs are comprised of portraits that show equal parts counter culture and total normalcy. There’s even an elephant. However you may feel about what the series says about Portland’s residents, I think it’s a nice series of lovely images, one that’s definitely worth a look.


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