Artist Transforms Spam Emails Into Stunning Portraits Of The Mythical Senders

August 15, 2014 1:58 PM

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Artist Transforms Spam Emails Into Stunning Portraits Of The Mythical Senders

Though we'd never really thought of it before, the process of creating the perfect spam email truly is an art. The junk messages arrive in your Inbox, ready to shower you with riches while making you feel like a saint, thanks to a long-winded, carefully crafted character and exposition. Spam emails, in reality, are happy-go-lucky fairy tales for the contemporary age.

Photographer Cristina de Middel became fascinated with this particular form of internet garbage, the kind so many deliver straight to the digital trash bin. From a young woman looking to marry so that she can inherit her family fortune -- there's a marriage clause -- to an African attorney who's stu...

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