Archivi categoria: silly

This Bookstore’s Creative Photo Series Matches Customers with Book Covers

Independent French bookstore Librairie Mollat is going viral, but not because of anything particularly literary. No, this publicity boost is because they’ve gotten really creative with their Instagram account.

Peppered throughout the usual photos of book covers and store shelves on their Instagram account, the Bordeaux-based bookseller has been creating fun and silly forced perspective photos by pairing customers and employees with matching book covers.

The results are surprisingly (sometimes shockingly) good, perfectly matching where a person’s face ends and the portrait on the cover of a book begins. Scroll down to see some of our favorites so far:

The creative advertising technique has worked like gangbusters. The photos have been spreading across the Internet like wildfire, earning the bookstore over 24 thousand followers on the social network—a few more than your typical indie bookseller.

To check them out for yourself, head over to the Mollat website or give them a follow on Instagram.

(via Laughing Squid)

These Weird Drone Sweaters Claim to Keep Your Drone Warm… and Stylish

Drone sweaters exist. We’ll give you a second to glance at your calendar and remember that it’s January, not April, before moving on … okay, welcome back to our strange reality where drone sweaters are an odd and oddly stylish reality.

Do a little digging, and you’ll find that this project—which seems, for all the world, like a very elaborate troll on overprotective drone owners—was created by San Francisco-based designer Danielle Baskin.

But while it might seem like a troll, it really isn’t. Instead, it’s part of Danielle’s “Company Every Week” project for which she’s launching a new experimental product, service, or concept every Friday. Other equally strange (and equally real) services she’s created include: Custom Avocados, Touch Pluto, and #physicalcloud.

But while custom avocados and a physical “cloud storage system” probably won’t appeal to photographers, aerial shooters might find themselves drawn to Baskin’s silly drone sweaters:

The website—which sells custom-made drone sweaters for $190 a pop—is full of fun tidbits like this:

While this may at first appear to be a light concern to those who would scoff at the idea of dressing a drone, there are still many drone owners who have seen their drones shiver violently after exposure to winter temperatures but hesitate to put clothing on their drones for fear of appearing odd.

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A sweater can make a significant difference in your drone’s feeling of well-being.

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It almost goes without saying, but we will mention it anyway, drones cannot, or should not, wear pants — only sweaters and jackets.

DroneSweaters.com is good for a laugh … and maybe a bit more. We can’t say for sure if the added “warmth” of a custom-tailored sweater will in fact have any real benefits like extended battery life in cold weather, or if a colorful design will make for better visibility, but your drone sweater is sure to be the talk of the photography club.

Check out DroneSweaters.com for more info and a chuckle or two.

(via Fstoppers)

Humor: An ‘Apple Engineer’ Talking About Apple’s Dongle Problem

Here’s a little bit of comic relief on a day when about half the US population is in dire need a bit of comic relief.

Everyone—Apple included—knows that the new MacBook Pros have a … dongle problem. Photographers in particular are pretty pissed off about Apple removing the SD card slot, and forcing them to buy a bunch of adaptors so they can connect their cameras, external hard drives, and more to the new USB-C only MacBook Pros.

Although these dubbed videos are a touch played out, this is probably our favorite one so far, and works exceptionally well for this latest Mac update. Take a look and (hopefully) have a laugh.

(via The Online Photographer)

Portraits of Elderly Folk Showing Their Inner Child

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Philly-based portrait photographer Chris Loupos has a personal project that’s tentatively titled “Young at Heart.” It’s a series of images showing elderly people acting like little kids.

“I have seen it done where little kids are dressed up like adults but not the other way around,” Loupos tells PetaPixel. “So I finally got it all lined up a few months ago at a place in Philadelphia where I currently live.”

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None of Loupos’ subjects are actors — they’re just ordinary people who are wise in years and lighthearted enough to take part in a silly photo shoot.

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Loupos met all of the subjects at The Watermark at Logan Square, a retirement community in Center City, Philadelphia. The residents decided to take part as a community activity.

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The portraits were shot with a Canon 5DS and two lights (a beauty dish and a soft fill light).

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“I just wanted to show that elderly people can have fun too, and even though they’re up in age they still have a child like persona inside,” Loupos says. You can find more of his work on his website.


Image credits: Photographs by Chris Loupos and used with permission