January 12, 2013

Can you think of a new way to do some photo portraits?

Here's one that's pretty cool. The apt title of the photo set is "Blow Job." (Safe for work!)

By the same artist — Tadao Cern — who did the Van Gogh portrait I pointed you to yesterday.

Maybe Cern got his idea for those "Blow Job" pics from the fashion photography cliché of blowing a fan at the model to make the clothes and her hair look more active and interesting. I feel like there should be a movie scene — in something like "Bruno" or "Zoolander" — where the fan is turned up way too high.

12 comments:

campy said...

Reminds me of an "art" installation in the elevator lobby of a cruise ship I was on last year: Over 30 large photos of children with their eyes shut and mouths wide open.

The effect was so creepy, I had to avert my eyes every time I passed through the area, which was many, many times every day.

ndspinelli said...

They all seem to have good flossing techniques.

echo said...

I am reminded of the final scenes of Raiders of the Lost Arc.

Bob_R said...

You don't watch "Top Gear," do you? The "blow job" effect is common for someone driving an open cockpit car at high speed. Try the following review at the Atom at 3:09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v4YNkurhLk

sydney said...

That looks painful. I wonder if it hurts?

Ann Althouse said...

"The effect was so creepy, I had to avert my eyes every time I passed through the area, which was many, many times every day."

Yeah, don't exploit children. That made you uncomfortable (apparently) because it seemed sexualizing.

Ann Althouse said...

"That looks painful. I wonder if it hurts?"

It must hurt their pride when they see the results.

I think it's entertaining because here are people who are consenting to lose control of their face and be photographed.

Some folks don't even what to crack a smile for a photograph out of fear of losing control of their face. That's why there are so many photo portraits with the subject simpering or (if somewhat young and female) doing that duck mouth.

edutcher said...

Suddenly Kate's picture isn't so bad.

wyo sis said...

It makes me cringe. If young firm faces look like that I imagine my old wrinkly one would stop a clock.

missred said...

For me it is just plain creepy.

Sofa King said...

I feel like there should be a movie scene — in something like "Bruno" or "Zoolander" — where the fan is turned up way too high.

There is such a scene in the video for Gangnam Style.

Penny said...

Creepy to us, but just a day in the life of our dentists.