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Friday, December 14, 2012

Self portraits

Do you ever take vacation or party photos with one arm awkwardly extended? Well, a Cape Town ad agency tweaked iconic photos (in Photoshop) to make them look like self-portraits. Made me laugh.

(Photo montages by Lowe Cape Town, via It's Nice That)

48 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Giggle! How funny:) xo

Alicia said...

LOVE this!! Such a great idea!

Kristina said...

made me laugh too! especially the first one!

agapelife said...

I definitely take shameless self-portraits, usually my husband is in them, but not always!

Joanna Kapica said...

so funny!

Laura Jane van Laeren said...

Hey, this is my local newspaper :) Great idea :)

Victoria Reid said...

Shame the last picture isn't consensual.

Mihaeko said...

It really ads an extra degree of sweetness to them, Iove it!

The izzle said...

Do you know that last photo is a photo of sexual assault?

Chloe Moon said...

Haha I love the solider w/ the nurse one! That would totally be his facebook profile pic! =P

Ergo - Blog

Angela said...

So funny!

Miss Bibliophile said...

These are so fun! The Will & Kate one is especially believable. You know they've done that themselves at some point in their relationship!

Victoria said...

Love it! :)

Lejla said...

I take them all the time.

http://lejlatravels.blogspot.com/

Julie Mitzie said...

Haha! Awesome!

www.mitziemode.blogspot.dk

Maggie said...

I'm so glad you mentioned this.

cessione del quinto said...

Me agradan muchos las fotos històricas y a la vez originales,esa de Curchill es estupenda .Optimo post deteresa

Anitra Sweet said...

It looks so real, oh my gosh! This is hilarious!

Mrs. Sweet

SashaK said...

Yeah, that photo is just painful to look at now.

Jenn D said...

hahah! I'm so guilty of this.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Hilarious!

Michelle said...

As an ex-advertising art director this definitely gave me a chuckle :-) thanks

Jess said...

haha I love this! Too cute of Will and Kate.

Kristina said...

Ha, this is so funny!!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Lauren Crews said...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33816_162-57491471/sailor-nurse-from-iconic-vj-day-photo-reunited/

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/kiss_is_just_kiss_x8pgRGiSNtEL9zbSO3TTiP

http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/life-at-sea/recreation-and-humour/the-real-sailor-kissing-nurse-story-kissing-for-glory/

(there are many more stories if you simply "google" it.

It's a beautiful, pure picture with a story of hope. Don't ruin that.

cutandsewblog said...

haha, these are such a cute idea! ..I always make my bf do a few with me on trips and such, they are totally lame and never come out good, but who cares? :)

Amie said...

LOL!

Judy said...

This is too funny!!

iris said...

That last image of the sailor kissing the nurse is actually a photo of sexual assault (notice how the sailor is restraining her, and her entire body is clenched?) Sociological Images talks about it some more: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/10/05/the-kissing-sailor-photograph-an-iconic-image-of-war-not-of-romance/

It's really disturbing.

Bambi :) said...

With the last photo if you read Greta Zimmer Friedman's interview, she came back years later and met up and had drinks with the man after. I agree that it wasn't consensual but I think if she was really in trouble and feared the man then she wouldn't have had this same attitude. It is sad that they didn't both have the same feeling... although you can kind of tell with the photo, like where his left arm is... :(

Cheryl Hurley said...

Hilarious. I think it adds such an element of humanity to them, and I'm secretly noting to ensure a few silly self-portraits on our wedding day.....

not so secretly anymore, I suppose.

Cheryl
http://thestylistquo.com

VintageDanielle said...

Hahaha! That's such a funny angle.

Catherine Masi said...

Oh my, so awesome.

Thriving Wives said...

Haha so weird! Yea those pics never look good I guess. But what are we to do while on vacation and get tired of asking others to take pics???

Strive to Thrive,
Nic
www.Thriving-Wives.com

Nancy said...

wow this is so awesome! haha
xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

McKenzie said...

hahahha these are so good! My friends and I do this all the time to get us all in the photo haha x

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

sweet harvest moon said...

Haha!

Suzanne said...

Hi,

This is a lot of fun and so unexpected, my favorite is Prince William on his wedding day.

Thanks for your great posts, have a Merry Holiday and a bit of time to enjoy it.

Taylor said...

This is great! The first one threw me for a second.

bron @ baby space said...

wouldn't it be nice if selfies were this good ;)

Emily said...

Me and my sister always make fun of my mom for taking photos like this! We call it the "facebook photo," and we have at least one for every vacation we go on with her!

Maria said...

Such a funky idea!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Mai said...

This is hilarious...hahaha I thought it was real for a minute.

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