Incredible Photo-Realistic Paintings of Deserted Houses in Small Towns

Once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that Linden Frederick’s ominous portraits of empty houses, single lights and deserted lots are in fact paintings and not photographs, you’re still left with a sense of unease that’s hard to put a finger on. Frederick’s work, which we first spotted over at Faith is Torment, is beautiful but somehow strange, each painting a tiny world of twilight stillness that feels both like a magical unreality and every place you’ve ever known. Click through to check out a few of our favorites from Frederick’s body of work, and then be sure to head over to his website to see even more ghostly paintings.

Image credit: Linden Frederick