Posts Tagged ‘strange’

Quirky Self-Portraits of Photographer Alex Wein Doing Headstands Across the World

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If you’re going to do self-portraits, it might not be a bad idea to take a leaf out of photographer Alex Wein‘s book and get creative. Started during a cross-country roadtrip back in 2011, Wein’s series Headstands puts a quirky twist on your standard “here’s me at the *insert famous landmark here*” photo by quite literally turning it on its head. Read more…

10 Quirky Camera Designs from Digital Photography’s Past

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Camera makers narrowed the point-and-shoot market down to a couple of basic designs some years ago, and ever since it’s been one variation after another on slim-and-silver or megazoom brawn. But oh, back in the day…

There was room for experimentation, as shown by these inventive camera designs that turned heads at the time but never quite became industry reference points.
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Presenting… Baby Bangs

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As baby photographers will tell you, there are a lot of props out there on the market for photographing infants. And, as is the nature of portrait photography, many of these props have a life cycle of a couple years and then, it’s on to the next Big Thing. Or, since it’s babies, Little Thing.
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Lifestyle Photos Featuring Wookiees

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Portland, Oregon-based photographer and art director Mako Miyamoto has an ongoing project that consists of lifestyle photographs… of Wookiees. The photographs have scenes and aesthetics you might see in some kind of clothing catalog or marketing campaign, except all of the models are sporting giant furry Chewbacca faces.
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Silvia Grav’s Strange and Surreal Black & White Photo Manipulations

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Madrid-based photographer Silvia Grav‘s work is best described as “surreal.” Paired with poetic captions that Google Translate simply doesn’t do justice to, each black-and-white photo manipulation holds a deep artistic meaning. Read more…

Unconventional Studio Portraits of Dogs

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When dog owners take their pets to a photography for studio, they’re probably hoping for a series of portraits that make their little friend look “nice.” That’s most likely not the word that’ll come to mind when you look at photographer Pablo Axpe‘s dog portraits in his project CANIO.
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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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Camera Captures Ancient Egyptian Statue Spinning On Its Own

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days, but the one above is unlike any that have ever been made. It shows an ancient Egyptian statue spinning around in a glass on its own.
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Get Naked With Me: Group Boudoir Shots Are Now a Trendy Thing

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Call it female empowerment; call it friendship; call it bonding… Whatever you call it, the newest trend in boudoir photography involves “getting your boudoir on” with your friends. Yes, according to the Today Show, groups of women are now stripping down to next to nothing with their besties for professional group boudoir photos.
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Chimpanzee Photographer’s Work Sells For Over $75,000 at Auction

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Mikki the chimpanzee is now the de facto king of the ape photography world. A selection of photographs by (and of) him fetched a whopping £50,000 (~$78,000) at auction this past week at Sotheby’s Auction House in London.
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“I Don’t Even Know”: A Viral Stop-Motion Video of a Boy Riding a Broomstick

Here’s a dose of humor and creativity to put a smile on your face as we’re rounding the corner into the weekend: a Bracebridge, Ontario-based teen named Ethan Nudd created this funny — and incredibly strange — 12-second-long stop-motion video showing himself riding a broomstick. He writes,

I saw a video like this and laughed my a** off so i decided to make one of my own :) hope everyone enjoys!

The video shows you don’t need more than an outlandish idea, a camera, and some stop-motion creating skills for a viral sensation; Nudd’s video has been online for only about a week, but has already amassed nearly 4 million views!

(via Laughing Squid)