Most of us have seen, either on TV or in person, the characters that dress up in Hollywood, CA as celebrities and super heroes hoping to make a few bucks as a sidewalk attraction. Photographer Nicolas Silberfäden has taken it upon himself to shoot a series of these unemployed “entertainers” as a statement of the current economic crisis that much of America is experiencing. I must say, this sure is a sad crowd of super heroes. Super sad Enjoy! [more]
For his series, Mugshot Doppelgänger, artist Michael Jason Enriquez took mugshots of some of today’s most well-known celebrities and matched them to 1920s mugshot doppelgängers, changing the names to help identify the celebrity pictured. It’s an interesting project and quite fun to see… [more]
I don’t know what GoPro cameras are made out of that makes seagulls like them so much, but once again a seagull stole a GoPro – this time in San Francisco. The camera was on and aimed at the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset when the bird decided to take the viewers for a short tour over the Bay Area. Check it out, and keep your equipment safe!
‘Nick’ poses as a a team member for a group titled ‘Photoshop Request’. For every request, the unsuspecting victim doesn’t actually get what they intended. The Photoshop Troll does everything other than what is requested in Photoshop. The end result warrants him the appropriate name, The Photoshop Troll. [more]
In this humorous parody of network TV’s coverage of political races, PhotoshopWorld released this video that features several negative campaign ads that slam the likes of Scott Kelby, Pete Collins, Matt Kloskowski, and RC Concepcion. If you have ever used Photoshop, you’ll get a kick out of some of the ridiculous jabs made at each of these expert users in this video. Have a laugh, it’s Friday!
Photographer Bob Carey has taken the fight against cancer into his own hands with the most unusual of tools: a man-sized pink tutu. By creating a combination of whimsical and emotionally charged self-portraits, Bob’s project tugs at the heartstrings and spreads awareness in a humorous, yet touching, way. Check out the amazing photos and story in this video, which was produced by PocketWizard. You can get more information about the project and see more photos at thetutuproject.com.
Considered to be one of the “most respected Instagram artists”, Flam Wenders works with taking Instagram photos of sushi, girls making the duck face, and street signs put him in a class
with everyone else all on his own. He Instagrams, he doesn’t Instaf***around. Yeah… It’s Friday! Have a laugh at this ridiculous video that takes a fictional look at an iPhone Instagram Photographer that takes himself way too seriously.
I’ve seen some examples of some goofy poses for wedding pictures but this is the first optical illusion. The idea is a bit strange but innocent enough; “let’s have the groomsmen kneel down and the bridesmaids sit on their knees.” Who would have thought this could make the girls look like dwarfs. I’m shooting a wedding this weekend and now I have one more thing I know not to do. [more]
‘Awkward Stock Photos‘ is a great tumblr blog featuring some of the weirdest and the most unnecessary stock images in the world. From Santa without pants to a snake smoking pot all the way to a banana kicking a cow. You wont believe the amount of awkward stock photos companies like Shutterstock, iStockPhoto or Getty Images offer for sale. I wonder who are the people who shoot that stuff (and why?!), and more importantly – I wonder how many people buy these photos.
Most of us use our phones mainly for things that are not phone calls. Probably the most popular use of phones these days is snapping pictures, this is why the next iPhone got a totally different look that will change the way we take photos with our phones – a look that most of us know very well. And not only that: the resolution and glass are going to be way better. This great parody was written and produced by Adam Sacks.
Photographer Colby Moore is a portrait photographer who decided to add another style of photography to his portfolio: horrible, cliché photos one might find on bad photo sites. But instead of actually being that bad, he gives his clients something to laugh about by staging the funniest, worst photos he can think of. [more]
Usain Bolt who just won his 5th Olympic gold medal tonight decided to celebrate it in a very unique way. Instead of just running and waving to his fans like most athletes will do, he decided to celebrate by taking pictures. Right after winning the gold at the 200m race, he took a Nikon D4 from photographer Jimmy Wixtröm (Aftonbladet newspaper, Scandinavia) and just started shooting his teammates, his fans, and other photographers and members of the press. Awesome way to celebrate greatness.
When most photographers stumble upon an ad on Craigslist for a $300 wedding photographer, they get angry. Not only is this “Craigslist photographer” claiming to to be professional when they are not, they are also lowering the value of wedding photography in general, right? How can us “real” professionals ask for thousands of dollars when there are others willing to do it for almost nothing? These are fair assumptions, but I believe bad wedding photographers have made the industry better. [more]
As photographers, many of us work on a freelance type basis. Though this is geared toward other freelance artists, ‘Don’t Get Screwed Over’ came up with a social experiment where people could experience what it would feel like to be a freelancer. People who passed by the table had an opportunity to make $5 based on drawing something simple that what was requested of them. [more]
Although this Olympics required some extra covering up, beach volleyball is one of those sports that not everyone watches for the game. Nate Jones, over at the Metro, had the insight to ask the question, “What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?” The results he found on getty images were entirely amusing. I guess it really takes a trained eye to take sports shots that look this good. [more]