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Very cool camouflage photographs
February 27, 2008 4:39 PM   Subscribe

Desiree Palmen makes some really neat camouflage photographs. via
posted by cerebus19 (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
What's neater than the photographs are the suits themselves -- they're handmade with extreme attention to color.
posted by flatluigi at 4:41 PM on February 27, 2008


Quite possibly the best.
posted by pedmands at 4:56 PM on February 27, 2008


I'm sorry, that link was funked, here we go.
posted by pedmands at 4:57 PM on February 27, 2008


Yes, really neat!
posted by amro at 4:59 PM on February 27, 2008


That's just freaky, I love it though! I love how the police came to investigate in the Old city suit photo, they look so freaked out.
posted by Del Far at 5:00 PM on February 27, 2008


Something similar to this is used as a sight gag in Be Kind Rewind out in the movies right now
posted by rlef98 at 5:18 PM on February 27, 2008


Yeah, I agree with flatluigi—the suits are amazing. The photos? Kinda bland. This is so close to being really great.
posted by klangklangston at 5:19 PM on February 27, 2008


I can "get" all of them (that is, resolve the full shapes of the people in the suits) except for this one. Where is the wearer's head and shoulders?
posted by mistersquid at 5:40 PM on February 27, 2008


I think the pictures would be slightly more impressive if each shot was accompanied by a different-angled shot of the same person. As it is, many of the pictures register as a photograph of no person with a person-shaped distortion applied to them. I don't have any reason to believe that the photos were faked, but another picture from a different angle would make it clear to my subconscious what's going on, bringing things down to a more visceral level. (I'm kind of tired, so I don't know how much sense this makes.)

And I agree with Mistersquid regarding the bookshelf picture. What happened to his head?
posted by ErWenn at 6:36 PM on February 27, 2008


Where is the wearer's head and shoulders?
Bent over, resting on the shelf. Very clever staging, that.
posted by DenOfSizer at 6:45 PM on February 27, 2008


I think the pictures would be slightly more impressive if each shot was accompanied by a different-angled shot of the same person. As it is, many of the pictures register as a photograph of no person with a person-shaped distortion applied to them.

Bingo. I was looking for different shots like that but found them nowhere.
posted by puke & cry at 7:31 PM on February 27, 2008


Bent over, resting on the shelf. Very clever staging, that.

I was wondering the same thing as mistersquid and I totally see it now. It's like a magic eye poster
posted by kickback at 7:35 PM on February 27, 2008


It's like a magic eye poster

That's about the depth of it, but not a bad one liner.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:39 PM on February 27, 2008


prolly in my lifetime they'll have active camo clothes that function like this1.
posted by panamax at 10:55 PM on February 27, 2008


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