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April 24, 2014 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Photographer Tadas Černiauskas and his leaf blower. Last week, visitors to the TADAO CERN studio were invited to participate in a crazy photo shoot where the Lithuanian photographer aimed a powerful leaf blower at their faces creating some incredibly funny facial expressions.
posted by urbanwhaleshark (26 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Oops, yeah, sorry -- looks like it is a double -- taz

Some of these are pretty good. The one in the banner at the top, with the woman with one eye open, however, is incredible.

If I were her, I would absolutely use that as my profile picture everywhere.
posted by aubilenon at 4:14 PM on April 24 [4 favorites]

The guys at Instagram are surely on a filter to simulate this.
posted by GuyZero at 4:20 PM on April 24

Most of these look like someone with a leaf blower aimed at their face and are quite amusing; this one, however, terrifies me. I think she's screaming some sort of curse at me.
posted by jamincan at 4:23 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]

I find all of these horrifying.
posted by pretentious illiterate at 4:30 PM on April 24 [7 favorites]

All of these made me giggle :)
posted by mortimore at 4:34 PM on April 24

One tiny piece of grit in the air stream and your eye wouldn't be feeling great. But safety issues aside, they are funny photographs.
posted by Dip Flash at 4:43 PM on April 24

Inspired by this, perhaps?
posted by TedW at 5:02 PM on April 24

People: smooshier than they look.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:04 PM on April 24 [3 favorites]

These are hilariously creepy and silly. Just love them.
posted by xingcat at 5:10 PM on April 24

People: smooshier than they look.

...except for the harder pink and white bits underneath.

posted by notyou at 5:16 PM on April 24

Everything I ever wanted to say about the leaf blower, I said it here.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 5:26 PM on April 24

A nice, firm reminder that for all the seriousness and severity with which we conduct our day, we're all just jaws and skulls and skeletons with jiggly skin hangin' on for dear life.
posted by carsonb at 5:27 PM on April 24 [5 favorites]


posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College at 5:37 PM on April 24

I can't help but be a little skeptical that a mere leafblower can bend a person's nose this much.
posted by smcameron at 5:37 PM on April 24

My next phone will have a built-in blower next to the flash, so I can do this on every pic I take of someone.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:40 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]

Yeah, love them but that guy made me start thinking about photoshop (and start poking my nose in some weird ways).
posted by benito.strauss at 5:41 PM on April 24

It is a little-known fact that Skynet tried out several designs for the T-800's fleshy sheathing before settling on the face of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:42 PM on April 24

Y'know, I did spend some time today using a leaf blower. But no one nearby looked like this. Mostly they looked slightly annoyed that I was using a leaf blower.
posted by sciencegeek at 5:42 PM on April 24

Inspired by this, perhaps?

No. Inspired by this. (trigger warning: Jeremy Clarkson)
posted by cosmac at 6:17 PM on April 24

Not last week. Two years ago. Double.
posted by beagle at 6:51 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]

urbanwhaleshark: "some incredibly funny facial expressions."

We have such very, very different interpretations of the word "funny".
posted by Bugbread at 7:04 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]

First guy is a dead ringer for Beavis.
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl at 7:32 PM on April 24

Well, everything I want to say about leaf blowers, I said here.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:35 PM on April 24

I... shouldn't have looked at those right before bed.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:57 PM on April 24

so much skull awareness.
posted by device55 at 8:57 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]

I am relieved to not be the only one who looked at these and thought, "WOW we sure do have SKULLS!"

Thanks, Metafilter. It's good to have company.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 10:18 PM on April 24 [1 favorite]

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