‘Doortraits’ are the latest online trend sweeping Malta

A new photography trend is taking Malta by storm.

‘Doortraits’, or portraits of interesting Maltese doors are all over Instagram.

In fact, there’s a growing community of people sharing their love for gorgeous entryways via the hashtags #doortrait and #maltadoors.

Of all the things one could express through art, why doors?

Lisa Gwen Baldacchino, who is behind MaltaDoors, told 89.7 Bay: ‘I started MaltaDoors about 15 months ago, when I detected a ‘pattern’ in my photos, which slowly evolved into a veritable documentative project.

‘The doors are often an excuse to capture light, a flaking façade, an eccentric passer-by, but most of all the images are a means of highlighting those pockets of perfection surrounding us, which, more often than not, go entirely unnoticed.

‘The more time goes by, the more I grow interested in the stories surrounding the doors and what those doors represent.

‘After all, doors are but thresholds – all at once inviting a select few to come forth, but also deterring so many others.’

Lisa’s Instagram account and website are devoted exclusively to Maltese doors.

Here are some of our favourites:

 

1. Mosta

 

2. Zebbug

 

3. Munxar

 

4. Lija

 

5. Birkirkara

 

6. Naxxar

 

7. Zurrieq

 

8. Naxxar

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