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: