Posts Tagged ‘pranks’

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography

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As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place.

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April Fools’ 2012 in the Photo World

April Fools’ Day 2012 has come and gone. Even though we didn’t publish any bogus stories this year, here’s a quick roundup of other photo-related sites that did. The screenshot above shows Kodak’s homepage yesterday, which advertised a new kitten printing machine. Interestingly enough, there was a serious news ticker just below it that discussed the company’s bankruptcy status.
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Image Fulgurator Adds Graffiti to Other People’s Photographs

The Image Fulgurator is a brilliant device created — and patented — by Berlin-based artist Julius von Bismarck. It’s an optically triggered slave flash that fires through the back of a camera, projecting a message or image on the film through the lens — basically, it’s an optically triggered projector. What this allows von Bismarck to do is prank unsuspecting photographers by adding random pictures or words into their photographs whenever they use their camera’s flash.
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Awesome Photo Prank at the Louvre

Paris Photo is an annual international photography fair held at the Louvre, with attendance in the tens of thousands. At Paris Photo 2009 this year, photography Fabien Breuvart decided to make things a little more interesting.

Enlisting the help of numerous friends, Breuvart dumped trash bags filled with thousands of vintage photographs into a giant heap at the entrance of the fair, offering them to the fair’s visitors for free.

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Attendees were thus torn between viewing the “works of art” inside the fair and getting on their hands and knees to sift through the mass of photographs lying before them.

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It became quite a chaotic scene, and an interesting dichotomy. Priceless photographs versus photographs with no price. Strolling and quiet viewing versus crawling and hoarding. Breuvart also filmed a documentation of what happened:

To find out more about this, you can visit its official website or check out photographs of the event.

(via lensculture)


Image credits: Still images are from screen captures of the YouTube video.