The results are stunning.
Just as dog owners often look like their pets, romantic partners seem to mysteriously resemble each other more and more over time. So too, apparently, do museum-goers often bear a striking resemblance to the pieces of art that resonate with them.
Stefan Draschan, 38, an Austrian-born photographer, first started noticing people who looked like paintings when he captured a man standing in front of a Georges Braque in Berlin in the summer of 2014.
The project has since taken off, largely by accident, with Draschan creating an entire series of photographs around these museum doppelgangers.
Draschan's introduction to photography was similarly kismet. He first picked up a camera four years ago when he decided to quit smoking, needing something to do with his hands.
He quickly became a keen observer of his surroundings, taking an interest in the small details of wherever he might find himself.
“I just look out for everything. I’m interested in puddles on the street, in the moon...really everything, I just like to look and to observe,” he told Travel + Leisure.
His photographs resonated on social media, and he has seen thousands of responses from admirers all over the world. In an even more meta twist, one artist even asked to create a painting from one of Draschan’s images.