Posts Tagged ‘viral’

Photographer Captures a Soccer Player Looking Extremely Small

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Reuters photographer Yves Herman captured this peculiar photograph at a match between the Belgian and French national soccer teams yesterday. The photograph has attracted the Internet’s attention due to the fact that it makes 28-year-old soccer player Mathieu Valbuena look like a child playing among men.
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Photographer Scores a Viral Hit with His Instagram ‘Pug Shots’ of His Dog Norm

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A year and a half ago, 23-year-old Seattle, Washington-based photographer Jeremy Veach adopted an eight-week-old pug named Norm. Since then, Veach has faithfully documented his pup’s life by publishing daily photographs to Instagram.

The images have been a hit: his account @jermzlee has already attracted nearly 40,000 followers, and the cute “pug shots” are being featured on sites all across the Web.
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Girl Rushes the Field at a Baseball Game, Captures a $1,500 Selfie

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The fine for rushing the field at the College World Series final is $1,500, but who can put a price on becoming an overnight viral Vine sensation? Well, whatever price Kayleigh, Emily, and Torrie Hill assigned to viral fame, it was more than $1,500, because they rushed the field and captured some expensive selfie footage in the process. Read more…

Yellow Duck Version of ‘Tank Man’ Photo Goes Viral Despite Chinese Censorship

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Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square — an event that has been immortalized in history by AP photographer Jeff Widener’s famous “Tank Man” photo we shared earlier today. What you may not know is that, in China, the government still does everything it can to keep the event shrouded in mystery, pretending it never happened.

The Internet, however, is having none of it, as memes depicting the tank man photo in ways that might avoid censorship nets spring up all over the place. One of the most viral is the photo you see above. Read more…

Irina Werning on How Her Viral ‘Back to the Future’ Project Came to Be

A couple of years ago, Irina Werning burst into the public eye when her series Back to the Future went viral. What started as a project were she would have relatives in Buenos Aires reenact old photos of themselves, has since expanded to a photographic phenomenon that has taken her all over the world.

The short documentary above gives us a chance to hear Werning’s thoughts on the project: why she does it, how she puts the shots together, and whether or not she ever feels the project will truly be over. Read more…

Birth Photographer Captures Parking Lot Delivery on Camera, Photos Go Viral

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Professional birth photography is a growing niche, as more and more expectant mothers are hiring photographers to document the first first few moments of their new child’s life. Miami, Florida-based photographer Emily Robinson offers birth photography services, and is accustomed to photographing deliveries as they happen in hospitals and homes.

However, she recently found herself working her camera in a location that’s quite different from either of those two places: Robinson captured a delivery in a hospital parking lot. Her beautiful photographs are now going viral online and gaining national attention.
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Portraits of Miss Korea 2013 Contestants Spark Discussion on Plastic Surgery

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The web is abuzz over newly released photographs of Miss Korea 2013 beauty pageant contestants, and not in a way the photographer or the pageant were expecting. The photographs have sparked heated discussion on the topics of plastic surgery and racism.
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Some Thoughts on Having Photographs Go Viral on the Internet

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Over the last week or so, my series ‘Amazon Unpacked‘ has gone viral. The photographs were made to accompany an article researched and written for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine by Sarah O’Connor. The magazine came out at the start of February, and I put the gallery up on my website a week later.
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Photographer Discovers Viral Success by Snapping Bizarre Sights in the Amazon

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Photographer Jeff Cremer has figured out a winning formula for masking a splash on the Internet: travel to exotic jungles and take pictures of things that are rare, interesting, and bizarre.
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Commuter Uses Newspaper Photobombs to Liven Up a Boring Ride to Work

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The New York Daily News reports that an anonymous commuter has decided to improve his boring ride to work everyday in a very unique way: newspaper photobombs. The paper won’t reveal who the photographer behind the pics is, but he or she has made quite a splash using forced perspective photography to make fellow commuters look downright hilarious. Read more…