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July 29, 2005 4:50 AM   Subscribe

Post No Bills. At the intersection of life and advertising one may unexpectedly find art, or at least humor. Henry Ho shines a light on it. (42 pages. Or view all thumbnails together)
posted by taz (15 comments total)
more Henry.
posted by taz at 4:52 AM on July 29, 2005

This is too many photos! Some of them are quite eerie, and of course, there are plenty of funny ones. Ultimately, what's so strange is that the ubiquity of these very intense billboards turns them into background. It will be interesting to see which one's people pull out; I liked this one for some reason. I could see it being funny, but I kind of see it as poignant.
posted by OmieWise at 5:44 AM on July 29, 2005

Post no bills, a response.
posted by Plutor at 5:48 AM on July 29, 2005

That's some nice shooting. Thanks for the link, Taz.
posted by planetkyoto at 6:00 AM on July 29, 2005

"Giant taglist licks metafilter" ;- )

Thanks taz! Do you suppose he likes girls in advertising? I kept getting the feeling that this series gave him an opportunity to do some serious babe-in-advert perusing. But there's some unique and smart juxtapositions - it actually brings up ideas for shots incorporating 2 worlds kinda thing.
posted by peacay at 6:11 AM on July 29, 2005

This is too many photos!

Yeah, and although I like looking at skinny, scantily-clad women as much as anyone, too many of them are not that good. I got tired of all the blurred people in the foregrounds. Still it's an interesting idea, and OmieWise picked a nice one (in which the guy, unaccountably, isn't blurred.) I like this one, maybe because it doesn't have anybody in the foreground.
posted by LeLiLo at 6:51 AM on July 29, 2005

...another great find from taz... this one makes a statement.

Perusing this site reminded me of an amusing billboard photo I found some time ago that could be filed under the boys will be boys category.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:32 AM on July 29, 2005

I like mj3's highlight best.

And yes, I would.
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:17 AM on July 29, 2005

Advertising is my second favorite kind of porn.
posted by signal at 9:18 AM on July 29, 2005

...and my first. ;P
posted by dabitch at 9:37 AM on July 29, 2005

madamjujujive that shot is hilarious!
posted by dabitch at 9:41 AM on July 29, 2005

Nice find. (The Chinese title of this collection means 'nothing but provocative ads'.)

It's almost impossible not to take shots like these when one's in Shanghai.
posted by of strange foe at 12:49 PM on July 29, 2005

I guess the appeal for me is in the clash of the glamourous and the mundane.
posted by dodgygeezer at 1:24 PM on July 29, 2005

He does what he knows well!
posted by Chimp at 2:33 PM on July 29, 2005

This is how I feel when I slogg home from work, too (no, look to the right). I love when a photographer can catch on-the-fly moments like those.

Thanks, taz!
posted by melissa may at 6:19 PM on July 29, 2005

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