Posts Tagged ‘characters’

We Are Unlike You is a Modeling Agency that Looks for Characters, Not Models

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When the term model is thrown around, there’s a fairly typical image that probably comes to mind for most people. In the male department, six-pack abs or a clean-cut look might fit the bill. And the female department more often than not involves the descriptors tall and slender.

Modeling agency We Are Unlike You isn’t interested in any of that. Like the UGLY MODELS agency we shared with you a little over a year ago, they are more interested in representing unique “characters.” Read more…

Self-Portraits as Different People Wearing Different Clothing in Different Places

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When photographer Caleb Cole sees strangers in public, he wonders about them — the lives they lead, how they experience the world, how they make meaning of things, etc. This interest led him to start a self-portrait project titled “Other People’s Clothes. It’s a series of photos in which Cole steps “into the shoes of the types of people” he sees on a daily basis.
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Cute Portraits of Children as Famous Movie Characters

What did famous movie characters look like when they were kids? That’s the question answered by a series of cute advertisements by Brazilian ad agency Globalcomm.

Promoting a brand new movie theater that opened up in the shopping mall Praia de Belas, the photographs show youthful versions of characters such as Jack Sparrow and Forrest Gump.
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What Classic Video Games Would Look Like in the Real World

Prior to the fancy graphics video game players enjoy today, classic games were based on simple geometric forms. German photographer Patrick Runte decided to do a quirky photo project exploring what these games might look like if translated to the real world. His series, titled Jump ‘N’ Run, shows people dressed in simple costumes of “characters” from games like Pac-Man, Pong, and Tetris.
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Photos of Famous Cartoon Characters in Minimalist LEGO Form

German ad agency Jung von Matt created this brilliant series of photographs for a LEGO advertising campaign titled “Imagine”. The images show famous characters from children’s television shows in simplified LEGO form. Can you figure out each of the shows?
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Leg Hair Font: A Bizarre Typeface Created with Photos of Leg Hair

Mayuko Kanazawa of Tama Art University in Japan was recently given the assignment of creating a typeface without the aid of a computer. She decided to use a camera, but instead of doing a more ordinary alphabet photo project, she decided to photograph leg hair manipulated into different characters.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Letters Formed Out of Ordinary Scenes

Austrian photographer Bela Borsodi‘s creative alphabet photographs are similar to the word photos by Stephen Doyle installations that we shared back in September, except Borsodi doesn’t use tape to create his letters. Instead, he arranges the things found in each scene so that the objects and the negative space work together to form characters.
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