Last year we shared a clever “real world Instagram filter” concept called InstaCRT, which took submitted photos and rephotographed them on a real CRT monitor to capture a CRT look. Seeing the success of that project, Ray-Ban has decided to use the same idea in a clever bit of marketing to promote its Ambermatic sunglasses.
To show people what the world looks like through sunglasses fitted with Ambermatic lenses, the company launched an iOS camera app called Ray-Ban Ambermatic. It can apply a yellow tint to your photos using a real pair of Ambermatic glasses.
Here’s a neat idea of thinking outside the box: high-speed photographer Scott Dickson added a pair of sunglasses to an ordinary water balloon pop photograph, giving the splash some personality (and a “bowtie”).
Check out this unique picture frame by Urban Outfitters. The Sunglasses Photo Frame is a “kooky oversized sunglasses picture frame” that shows your 3.5×2.75 photos through the two lenses. The temple arms work as a stand for the frame.
Photographer Philip Karlberg, whose “33 RPM” project we featured before, shot these images of celebrities wearing sunglasses for Plaza Magazine using carefully arranged wooden pins. Shooting 6 faces required 6 days and ~1200 pins. Can you recognize all of the celebrities?
You’ve probably photographed your own reflection in sunglasses before, but have you ever captured a reflection of yourself shooting the photograph in the same shot? Reddit user Jon Little shot this trippy Inception-esque photo at the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago.
(via Reddit via Neatorama)
Image credit: Photograph by Jon Little and used with permission
Urban Outfitters is selling these Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses that make you look like you’re walking around with your face censored — perfect for those who are paranoid of having their photographs taken without their permission. A pair of “face-blocking shades” costs $12.
Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses (via Laughing Squid)