Photo Credit: Craigslist
If you’re trying to sell something on Craigslist, it stands to reason you’d want to make that thing look attractive and desirable to potential buyers, right? Turns out -- not so much. There are a lot of sellers out there posting really weird photos in the hopes of successfully hawking their homewares. And to Eric Oglander, that’s art.
The artist and frequent Craigslist seller started noticing that “listings for mirrors seemed to produce the most interesting imagery,” he told us, and launched a blog called Craigslist Mirrors to share some of the most noteworthy snaps.
Some of the images are just plain ugly -- like the sale mirror amid an absolutely filthy mess. (No thanks!) Others are hilarious, with pets making cameos, or reflections of people’s crazy wardrobe choices front and center. And then some are surprisingly, hauntingly gorgeous, reflecting unexpected landscapes or natural elements.
"People aren't posting these images with the intention of creating beautiful photographs,” Oglander told us. "It's the haphazard nature that makes them so intriguing. Some are sad. Some are funny. Some are stunningly beautiful.”
So what’s the craziest thing he’s seen? "It wasn't a listing for a mirror. The seller had photographed a chest of drawers but there was a mirror next to it reflecting his naked body,” Oglander said. So much for attention to detail!
Gift With Purchase?
Craigslist MirrorsDo the kitties come with the mirror?
That's Messed Up
Craigslist MirrorsWhat we have seen we can never unsee.
Craigslist MirrorsAt least he got dressed up for the occasion.
No Pictures, Please
Craigslist MirrorsThis poor convalescing pup really does not need this right now.
A Haunting Scene
Craigslist MirrorsLike Madonna says, beauty's where you find it.
Accentuate the Positive
CraigslistThis striking landscape brings out the beauty of these otherwise ordinary mirrors.
Does This Mirror Make My Mountain Look Big?
CraigslistNot sure the piece is our really style, but a reflection like that would sure make our humble home look huge.