Portraits of Spammers

Photographer Portrays Spammers in real world for her photo project

It is not unusual to see lots of spam emails eating our email space. Some of these emails even manages to bypass spam filters, sometimes we even tend to read these email because of its unusual heading which often makes us laugh at it.

But the question is how often do we try to visualize the sender other than deleting it?

Well Spanish photographer Christina De Middel a postgraduate in journalism for her photo project “Poly-Spam” not only visualizes them but even convert them into fictitious portraits by using models to portray them in the real world.

via: Petapixel

Here’s one example:

Good Day Sir,

Am sorry to bore you with my mail. But I want you to understand that I truly need your assistance. My name is Grace Smith, I am 24 years old from England,I school and work as a tailor. I am the only daughter of my parents. My father died in a fatal motor accident on 6th March 2001,My sick mother who was suffering from cancer died not too long after she heard of the death of my father in the hospital.

My father,had willed part of his Real Estate and the total amounts of Ј5,000,000.00 to me. Now at his death, and because things have become very hard for me paying my school fees and taking care of my other needs with the tailoring job I do a sa part time after my school couldn’t help, so, I went to our Bank where this money was deposited.The Bank Manager explained to me that I will not be able to draw from the money, because my father had put a clause on the will, saying that before I will be given access to the money, I will either have to be 30 years old or above, or if I get married before the age of 30,in which case, my husband will be legible to collect the money on my behalf.

If I can trust you, I will want you to stand in as my husband even if you are married to claim this money on my behalf as I will provide all necessary documentation and a marriage certificate between you and I to show the Bank that we’re legally married before the British High Court here in United Kingdom. I am writing you this email purely on the ground of trust. While this transaction last, we must put emotions aside and face it, perhaps after everything, we might find a need for that if you are still single. Waiting to hear from you soon.

Yours Truly,
Grace Smith

Below is the Imaginative Portrait of Grace Smith
Portrait of Grace Smith

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