Tag Archives | Fake

…Photos can be fun without edits?

Tell A Lie

Considering last week’s Iranian missile story, I though that Henry Hadlow’s Tell A Lie project was rather fitting:

    The most controversial lies told with photography today are those told by news photographers who manipulate their work photographs to tell a different story, for example, Liu Weiqiang‘s faked photograph of antelope and the China-Tibet rail link.

He also ads that he wanted to “flip this lie on its head and use a camera to mimic common Photoshop effects”.

Along those same lines, I thought that Fubiz’s Google Images idea was another fantastic way to take a photo with a digital spin that gives it a simple yet fun effect:

Google Images

[Henry Hadlow – Tell A Lie]

[Fubiz – Google Images]

…Ford doesn’t lie?

As CGI takes over the TV, it’s easy to dismiss most of what you see as fake.

Example: This Ford commercial:

However, believe it or not, Ford actually filmed this commercial as you see it, and they’ve got the behind the scenes to prove it:

I guess sometimes things are exactly as they appear.

…Only you can prevent forest fires?

Fake Fire Extinguisher

How do fake fire extinguishers help prevent forest fires?

Simple: The medium is the message.

By installing these wooden fire extinguishers in the Table Mountain National Park, Animal Farm hopes to show that “it is almost impossible to stop a wild fire once it has started”. Thus, “using a real fire extinguisher on one would be as effective as using the wooden one” and “the only way to stop the fires is to prevent them”.

In addition to being a powerful message, the extinguishers were also carved by The Carpenters Shop, a “Non Governmental Organization set up to teach woodwork skills to the homeless and unemployed”; meaning this is an all-around feel good project.

Simple and subtle, yet powerful.

I love it!

[Via: Creative Review]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Nissan/Ferrari 250 GTOZ?

Ferrari 250 GTO

This fake might not fool a Ferrari fan, but it sure does look pretty good to me.

Starting out life as a 1977 Nissan 280Z, this “street rod” version of a 250 GTO has had every body panel changed and modified, a BMW V12 engine and Getrag 6 speed transmission installed, and right hand drive put in just “to make it different”.

The end result is a beautiful (and very accurate) creation that looks good and drives even better.

BMW V12 in a Ferrari bodied Nissan Z car? Perfection.

[Via: Carscoop]

…Dynamite helps you surf?

Though I’m not 100% sure if this is real or fake (I’m going to assume fake, but you never know), the idea behind this commercial is so unique, I just want to believe it’s possible.

[Via: CubeMe]