Strange: Samsung Giving Away Cameras to Anyone Named David Bailey

Samsung is doing one of the strangest promotional stunts we’ve seen in recent times. To celebrate the new NX1000 mirrorless camera announced back in April, they’re giving away the camera to anyone in the UK named David Bailey.

That’s right. If you share a name with the famous British photographer — regarded as one of the best in the land — then there’s a NX1000 with your name on it.

If you qualify — getting your name changed now probably doesn’t count — you can sign up to receive a camera through the campaign’s Facebook page by midnight tonight.

Once the company receives your application, you’ll get a call from a representative who will ask you a bit about your interest in photography. 19 David Baileys have applied so far, but there’s still plenty of cameras to go around: they’re hoping to give away a total of around 200 cameras.

If you’re selected, you won’t just receive a camera: Samsung is also planning to fly all the David Baileys to a special event in London where the cameras will be distributed (I’m guessing the “real” Mr. Bailey himself will be making an appearance as well).

A camera and a free trip to London? If you’re a David Bailey, why are you still reading this? Go claim your prize now!

(via Steve’s Digicams)

Update: The deadline has passed. Sorry Daves!

  • Scott

    “To prove that anyone can now shoot like a pro…” Yeah, okay.

  • FotoDad

    Or maybe it’s just their way of saying that the photographer David Bailey shoots like an amateur.

  • AntonyShepherd

    It really ought to have been Olympus doing this, given their famous Olympus Trip advertising campaign of the seventies.
    “David Bailey? Who’s he?”

  • Renato Valenzuela

    at least they didn’t just pick a name that is statistically rare like i initially thought.

  • Jackson Cheese

    Pro photographers are the touchiest motherfarkers on the planet.

  • stanimir stoyanov

    … but it has background blur–look! And the megapixels!

  • Kris J Boorman

    I just showed this to my friend, who is funnily enough named Dave Bailey. I think he’ll be excited.

  • David Balley

    Damn it, so close…

  • Michael Novik

    Is it worth to change your name for it :-P ?