Photography-centric web comic CLICKittyCAT published a series of one-liner comics this week based on true stories it gathered from a camera store in Ventura, California, called Dexter’s Camera. The shop has served customers since the 1960s, so they’ve fielded plenty of unusual questions over the years.
If you haven’t heard of celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle‘s photo book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People, then you’re in for a treat. We’re talking about a book full of hilarious portraits of hilarious people that is being sold for a good cause… what more could you want? Read more…
Do you ever have those times when you look up or around you and you see something like the scene above?
If you’re a fan of photography and of Bill Watterson’s popular comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, you’ll probably love what Oregon-based freelance photographer Michael S. Den Beste has been working on recently. He’s using his Photoshoppin’ skills to blend Calvin and Hobbes characters into photographs of real world locations that match the settings seen in the comics. The results are magical, beautiful, and oh-so-very-fun.
Superheroes usually do their world-saving work in big cities, but what if they lived lives that were as mundane as the civilians they’re sworn to protect? Photographer Chow Kar Hoo has a creative series of photographs that show well known superheroes living rather ordinary lives in Hong Kong. Batman is seen strolling a night market, Wolverine is found making a living slicing up meat at a butcher shop, and Hellboy is spotted enjoying some late night hot pot.
Here’s the proper way to respond whenever you’re asked what your photo resolutions are for 2012.
(via What the Duck)
Here’s a comic strip titled “Photography Job Interview” by Endless Origami.
This is the kinda stuff I’m talking about, and this, and this. And it’s all taken with this little nifty program that makes everyones photos feel artsy.
Last year photojournalist Damon Winter used Hipstamatic while covering the war in Afghanistan and subsequently had his photos published on the front page of the New York Times. David Guttenfelder, Teru Kuwayama and Balazs Gardi are three other photojournalists who have used iPhone filter apps to document the war.
Between July 1944 and 1946, the U.S. Camera Publishing Company published a comic book titled “Camera Comics” in an attempt to get kids interested in the growing hobby of photography. Covers showed pilots pointing huge cameras out of planes and baddies getting whacked with cameras.
It’s a tough job market in New York, and even Spider-Man has difficulty finding job security these days.
In this month’s issues #623 and #624 of Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man comic, Peter Parker loses his job as the photographer for the mayor — former Daily Bugle EIC J. Jonah Jameson.
According to Marvel, Petey has to make a troubling decision between freedom of press or withholding certain information from the media in order to protect a friend, but his decision costs him his job.
Peter Parker has always been a bit of an everyman, often beset with real problems in a real city, on top of the occasional super villain encounter. Parker has had to deal with marital problems, finding freelance gigs, and dealing with the deaths of loved ones.
And now he faces every photog’s worst fear: having a smeared reputation. On top of being able to afford to web-sling through the city, let alone keep an apartment, he now has the daunting task of trying to find a job. Yikes.
This guy just can’t catch a break!
Image credit: Image by Marvel Entertainment and used with permission