the composites

One of the most enjoyable things about reading a novel is the act of creating the characters in your mind. Using the author’s descriptions one imagines what a character might look like.

When Utts was reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” she was surprised to see someone in her photography class who looked exactly like the imagined Lisbeth she had created in her mind. She looked nothing like Noomi or Rooney. We’re sure none of your imagined Harry Potters looked anything like Daniel.

Brian Joseph Davis uses law enforcement composite sketch software and descriptions of literary characters to create these interesting sketches of what some of your favourite characters look like. They are sort of creepy looking and most of them look somewhat sinister. Are composite sketches made to look that way because they are mainly used in police investigations? A question for another day.

Read more about his project, The Composites, here.

Daisy Buchanan
The Great Gatsby
F. Scot Fitzgerald

Emma Bovary
Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert

Edward Rochester
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë

Haruki Murakami

Utts is reading this right now and this is SO FAR from the Aomame she lovingly crafted in her mind. Why does this Aomame look so annoyed?!

See the rest  here


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Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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2 Responses to the composites

  1. suvidapropia says:

    so creeeeeeepy, but so coooooool.

  2. BIGNOSEBRO says:


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