Matt Held: A Master Of Facebook Portraiture

Earlier this year the New York Observer did a piece about a man from Facebook who decided to begin painting portraits of users’ profiles. While not the first person to turn to Facebook as a source of inspiration, Matt Held has been creating some amazing looking portraits of people on the site. As he mentions in the video below, there is a limitless amount of source material. Surprisingly he hasn’t created a business of it yet. He picks out people that have unique photos rather than focusing on generating revenue.

While I can’t say that I’ve never been focused revenue, it’s clear that Matt is passionate about painting the photos not creating a business, which is pretty damn cool. Check out the video below to learn more about the Matt Held portrait project. Also check out the, “I’ll have my Facebook portrait painted by Matt Held” group which now has over 4,000 fans.