Monday, April 19, 2010

Get the Picture?

Photopreneur is a website dedicated to photography -- but what a difference! It isn't just articles on how to take photographs better...or how to sell them. It's also a stash of famous fakes,* the world's most expensive photos, and a group that were staged. (Or were they? You'll be surprised which photos are listed there!)

I had fun putzing around the various articles -- you will, too.
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*The best of the batch is Tourist Guy, a photograph of a Hungarian tourist, Peter Guzli, at the World Trade Center, with an airliner approaching...fast. Supposedly the picture came from a camera found in the wreckage after 9/11.
     Actually, Peter Photoshopped the plane into a 1990s photos he'd taken of himself on a visit to New York City. His friends returned the favor by placing Peter photographically at every disaster they could think of, including the Titanic, the movie "Speed" (on the bus, natch)... and the Hindenberg. (I didn't know he was also at Lincoln's assassination!)
    More famous fakes are here, if you enjoy this sort of thing, and here. Plus a fascinating article on the ethics of photojournalism and 'editing.' (Not to mention giving both National Geographic and Sports Illustrated a black eye for their fancy footwork in this department.)

2 comments:

NylaWoodcock0502 said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

Cindy Brick said...

I appreciate your hanging out with me! Thanks for stopping by, Nyla.

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