How One Photographer Blends Himself & His Gear In With His Surroundings

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RT_Panther, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010
    Oh dear lmao!

    Whats with the shades though
  2. phidauex

    phidauex Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 17, 2013
    Boulder, CO
    I've seen a few silly (awesome) rigs like this - most recently a guy at an art event who had flash diffusers setup like wings on his back, perhaps 6 feet wide. He had a flash on a helmet too, and a giant sign on his chest that said "SMILE". While most of us try to blend in to get candid photos, there is something to be said for just looking super ridiculous so that people will approach you unbidden. He seemed to be getting lots of great portraits of people.

    There is also the guy several years ago who mounted an umbrella diffuser to a big helmet and walked around in the park with it on. The portraits were all great because every one of them was of people laughing. Can't find the link now, but it was classic.
  3. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Steam punk, right?

    How to mix work and pleasure (fun).
  4. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Looks like a cross between something from Dr Who, and an Austrian beer drinker in Lederhosen.

    If he tried that in the UK he would be either mugged or arrested for causing a disturbance!
  5. Colorbright

    Colorbright Mu-43 Regular

    Remember this song?
    "The future's so bright...I gotta wear SHADES" ;>)
    maybe he listened to it, and then just went on from there to create the getup...

    Thanks for giving me a good chuckle! :>)
  6. abepak

    abepak Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 21, 2013
    SFV, CA
    Perfect camo for when you go to comic-con... or anime-expo.. or just about any sci-fi/fantasy convention.
  7. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    He needs a suitable retro camera to go with that rig.
  8. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I got my shots because I engaged in conversation with the individual & only taking the shot at the end of the conversation.

    If all goes well, I'll be dressed up as a "performer" at a future undetermined event. :biggrin:
  9. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    I like this guy. I just know I do. Fabulous.

  10. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    He's not concerned about a camera bag looking like a camera bag.