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(Daily Mail)   Photographer sends intentionally awful portraits of himself dressed as one of more than two dozen creepy-looking characters to troll industry professionals   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-07-15 10:29:18 PM  
It's a male Cindy Sherman.
 
2012-07-15 11:06:16 PM  
Welcome to the internet
i.dailymail.co.uk
I'll be your guide
 
2012-07-15 11:16:08 PM  
I can't believe they're all the same person. Good job.
 
2012-07-15 11:26:39 PM  
Master of disguise.
 
2012-07-15 11:38:57 PM  
How much of that is his real hair? Because all that growing out for different extremes would take quite some time. Pretty creative.
 
2012-07-15 11:46:11 PM  
Great tips for people who want to change their identity.
 
2012-07-16 12:06:25 AM  
I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.
 
2012-07-16 12:26:42 AM  

violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.


This thread has potential
 
2012-07-16 12:50:16 AM  
I haven't really read enough to get what he's trying to do, but I'm diggin' those pictures.
 
2012-07-16 12:51:58 AM  

violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.


That would be awesome.
 
2012-07-16 12:57:40 AM  

Guidette Frankentits: violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.

This thread has potential


miss diminutive: violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.

That would be awesome.


You know, if you try hard enough, you can puts some names to those faces...
 
2012-07-16 12:59:59 AM  

violentsalvation: Guidette Frankentits: violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.

This thread has potential

miss diminutive: violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.

That would be awesome.

You know, if you try hard enough, you can puts some names to those faces...


i.dailymail.co.uk\
Tat's what I was thinking.
 
2012-07-16 01:01:18 AM  
We're reading the same sheet of music.
 
2012-07-16 02:09:13 AM  
Those shots are great! His buddy must be an ace photog.
 
2012-07-16 02:10:19 AM  
Some of those were really really good. Others were really really creepy. All of them were well done. Good job on the humor.

\The beehive and pearls one kinda sexy/freaky at the same time. O.o
 
2012-07-16 03:51:40 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I haven't really read enough to get what he's trying to do, but I'm diggin' those pictures.


Good portfolio piece.

At my agency, we love this stuff.

/well done
 
2012-07-16 05:39:29 AM  
Not all of those characters were unorthodox..
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-16 05:40:23 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I haven't really read enough to get what he's trying to do, but I'm diggin' those pictures.


I read enough and still don't get it.
 
2012-07-16 05:42:51 AM  
There used to be this Mexican-American detective in Los Angeles about twenty years ago who was a master of disguise. He wasn't like a TV detective, he worked on stuff checking in on convalescent homes and cheating spouses, but he was a chameleon. And he was totally minimalistic in his disguises: Comb the hair differently, put on a pair of glasses, slouch, act like a bumpkin.

He should've gone into acting.
 
2012-07-16 05:46:57 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-16 05:47:32 AM  

violentsalvation:
You know, if you try hard enough, you can puts some names to those faces...


I'm having trouble attributing one to good ol' Steve B. I'd guess the very last row on the left.

This guy and his photographer buddy are awesome.
 
2012-07-16 05:47:54 AM  

0Icky0: Relatively Obscure: I haven't really read enough to get what he's trying to do, but I'm diggin' those pictures.

I read enough and still don't get it.


Ditto. I gather he does different portraits of himself and then sends it along with an appropriate blurb to people. Why?

I think having all the different looks together for comparison is really interesting, a single one on its own, not so much.
 
2012-07-16 05:54:50 AM  
This is absolutely brilliant, also interesting. If I didn't know this guy was doing this as more of a joke, I'd swear he was a professional actor. A lot of those pictures really look like he was getting into character for a movie or TV part, would be interesting to see if he could actually act as well.
 
2012-07-16 06:08:16 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
Robots are strong and they eat old people's medicine for fuel.
 
2012-07-16 06:20:07 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

It's like if Bill Engvall and Jon Lovitz had a love child.
 
2012-07-16 06:22:33 AM  
I read this yesterday after reading some other DM thing. I think I will start submitting all DM articles every day. I will start immediately.
 
2012-07-16 06:31:34 AM  
Yeah, cool pics and all, but what "industry" and what "noise" is he trying to uncover doing this? I'm not getting the point. It sounds like it was supposed to be a social experiment, but it's looking more like some guy having fun playing dress up and showing it off.
 
2012-07-16 06:34:40 AM  

Hector Felix: I read this yesterday after reading some other DM thing. I think I will start submitting all DM articles every day. I will start immediately.


Especially when the Wired article it comes from is perfectly serviceable, has better versions of the pictures and doesn't feel the need to repeat the article three times via the captions.

/Daily Fail pays for the links, maybe?
//meh
 
2012-07-16 06:49:49 AM  

ghost_who_walks: Hector Felix: I read this yesterday after reading some other DM thing. I think I will start submitting all DM articles every day. I will start immediately.

Especially when the Wired article it comes from is perfectly serviceable, has better versions of the pictures and doesn't feel the need to repeat the article three times via the captions.

/Daily Fail pays for the links, maybe?
//meh


Still not getting it. What is the concept behind this? Anyone?
 
2012-07-16 06:56:57 AM  

Guidette Frankentits: Welcome to the internet

I'll be your guide


I always had my suspicions about Luke Wilson.
 
2012-07-16 06:57:12 AM  

gulogulo: Yeah, cool pics and all, but what "industry" and what "noise" is he trying to uncover doing this? I'm not getting the point. It sounds like it was supposed to be a social experiment, but it's looking more like some guy having fun playing dress up and showing it off.


He sends out his portfolio of work to a gallery in the hopes that they will represent him, then he follows up with these photographs. The idea is that they are memorable, so the galleries will notice him and call him back. In reality, however, the fact that he is sending the pictures at all, and that they are so weird will make the callback even less probable. It is cutting through the noise but to no avail.
 
2012-07-16 06:58:23 AM  
I swear I've seen this guy driving a white van around my neighborhood.
And the chick at the trannie bus stop at 8th & Marshall.
 
2012-07-16 07:01:45 AM  
These are great.

i.dailymail.co.uk

Hey Mr. White, I've had a rough year yo.
 
2012-07-16 07:08:21 AM  
I know it's been said, but this guy has got to be one of us.
 
2012-07-16 07:10:37 AM  
Makes me think of a male Cindy Sherman.
 
2012-07-16 07:11:24 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-16 07:13:52 AM  

violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.


Grable's Daughter?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-16 07:22:07 AM  

0Icky0: Relatively Obscure: I haven't really read enough to get what he's trying to do, but I'm diggin' those pictures.

I read enough and still don't get it.


This
seems like he just likes to make fun of other people.
Not clever at all.
 
2012-07-16 07:32:55 AM  
FTFA: But not all recipients of his unorthodox photographs, which are accompanied by an in-character letter, have got the joke

That is because they are not freaky enough to not be plausible. With the exception of the one with the bouffant and pearls, all those photos could well be legitimate pics of the sort of weirdos that are out there in the general public.

Then again, maybe it is just that I don't get the joke either.
 
2012-07-16 07:38:06 AM  
Mangini Studio Series

Am I the only one that read that as "Mangina"?
 
2012-07-16 07:39:59 AM  

RobSeace: Mangini Studio Series

Am I the only one that read that as "Mangina"?


Probably.
 
2012-07-16 07:40:59 AM  

MAYORBOB: violentsalvation: I wonder if he has a fark account and corresponding alts for each look.

Grable's Daughter?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]


This will not end well.
 
2012-07-16 07:56:17 AM  

ghost_who_walks: Especially when the Wired article it comes from is perfectly serviceable, has better versions of the pictures and doesn't feel the need to repeat the article three times via the captions.


Why, for the love of god, do they do this? Rereading the same question over and over again makes my eye go all twitchy.
 
2012-07-16 07:57:30 AM  
Bikerfox is unimpressed
 
2012-07-16 07:58:16 AM  
For all of you that don't get the joke: Every last one of those photos is intended to be a portrait of someone famous. Just at a quick glance, I got Jackie Kennedy and John Edwards. But all of them are somebody we recognize.

He obviously put a lot of thought and effort into this set of photos.

I'm not saying I get all of it. But I get the meaning of it.
 
2012-07-16 07:59:46 AM  

SonOfSpam: Still not getting it. What is the concept behind this? Anyone?



I suspect that the guy does this instead of masturbating. Or possibly he gets turned on while getting his pic taken in his various disguises, and then masturbates when he is sticking the stamps on the envelopes and mailing out the pics. If there is a concept I don't see it. It would make more sense if he just sent out unsolicited pictures of his penis like everyone else.
 
2012-07-16 08:01:19 AM  

jnoel: seems like he just likes to make fun of other people.
Not clever at all.


But that's all Farkers do!
 
2012-07-16 08:04:44 AM  
Oysterman:
Not Bob Ross, this guy's pure Grizzly Adams:

http://youritlist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/grizzly-adams.jpg
 
2012-07-16 08:06:16 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

www.dana-carvey.com
 
2012-07-16 08:09:25 AM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: Oysterman:
Not Bob Ross, this guy's pure Grizzly Adams:

http://youritlist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/grizzly-adams.jpg


i.dailymail.co.uk

www.c3entertainment.com

ehh, I gummed that up.
 
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