The Day Portland Stood Still
CHICAGO — Kirk Crippens’s photographic series Portraitlandia is a visual manifestation of that surreal moment when quotidian life, a hit television show, and a curious photographer converge. Shortly after he shot this series of typical Portlanders, he actually did have a moment of watching the very people he documented appear on the television show Portlandia. But Crippens didn’t mean for his project to be an odd reflection on Portland’s likeness to the television show Portlandia. It just kinda happened that way.