9.02.2010

Do you ever do photographs just for fun? Really silly fun?


This is a photo of my friend Lou.  Here she is normal, beautiful and happy.


Then we get the idea to wire her up to a special device that will be tripped with our Pocket Wizards in the hope that, with enough probing, we'd hit that part of the brain that controls automatic smile responses.  I'll be the first to admit, we got greedy.  We figured if every shot was a sure deal for smiles we'd save consumers a bundle on film, processing and prints.  And, of course we'd miniaturize the circuitry just as soon as we found the right nerve bundles and the right nodes........

But as you can see from her expression we were never able to quite hit the "smile center" even though we had an amateur neurobiologist along for the ride.  Word leaked out and we had to agree to pay some fines and sign a piece of paper stating we'd never play with a model's deepest emotions again.  But, the device is selling well in several other countries----but in entirely different markets.

(This is total fiction.  Don't wire your friends up at home.)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fucking insane and brilliant in the same post. I'd love to study your brain.

Paul Tobeck said...

Resistance is futile...

kirk tuck said...

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for the twisted compliment. How are things at PhotoShop World?

PetePixxx said...

Great face! Great styling. Love how the mental focus changes (jumps!) from the smoothness of her features to the sharpness of the PCB. Sort of like one of those double picture either/or optical illusions.

Sloan said...

Seriously very very cool and the accompanying txt is perfect. You made my day. Now just for curiosity: film?