The World’s Most Downloaded Man

This is probably the strangest and most awkward thing you’ll see today. It’s a short 5-minute video titled “The World’s Most Downloaded Man” that chronicles photographer Fernado Martins’ journey to meet Jesper Bruun, the world’s best-selling stock photography model. It’s actually part of a marketing effort for Martins’ photo studio, Câmera Clara Photography Studio in Brazil. For some strange reason the video is going viral online, despite the fact that Yuri Arcurs (the world’s top selling microstock photographer who works with Bruun) has come forward to say that Bruun isn’t actually the world’s top selling model. The whole thing doesn’t make much sense to us — kinda like this performance art piece.

(via PopPhoto)

  • will hall

    taken work from him? as though he has some right to a client? markets change. if a cheap stock photo is enough for you or all you can afford then great. Im not sure those using stock photos might otherwise have spent a fortune on a photographer. Like the wedding photographers who complain about the less experienced, cheap togs flooding the bottom end of the market. For some people thats all they want or can afford, that doesnt mean that if those togs didnt exist that theyd give you 10x as much to do the job

  • foggodyssey

    Well I don’t care if it’s true or what, I thought it was f-ing funny and it held my attention for the whole 4:47min! lol

  • F3lixP

    The performance you write about in the end. I think that every real photography lover should understand that one, it’s genius. The human being, feeding up himself till exhaustion. Observe and absorve it, feel it, go further, leave the obvious. 

  • Flgraphics

    this was awkwardly funny. Although it’s not the models fault really. Yuri is to blame for making stock photography in such  mass production as he does.

    still, this was entertaining