Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll meet the Staring Contest Guys.
were faced with a
about whether they should exact
or whether they should deal with it
to man with “a bit of the old
“. (With apologies to A Clockwork Orange and those with delicate sensibilities for that last one…)
Alas, Mayhem could not be reached for a pithy quote about how naughty these boys were.
43 thoughts on “Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 29th (Staring Contest Guys)”
At least they didn’t photoshop facial hair on any of them to change things up a bit.
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Genius! Pure genius! And I think May has the right idea 🙂 Sleeeeep!
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Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more stock photography covers, they set you straight. At least the reversed the negative from time to time to make it look like a different cover…
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I laughed out loud, so I guess my delicate sensibilities aren’t so delicate;-P
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Darn it, looks like the guys are in my signature banner, too…LOL
Oooh and look – my avatar too! LMAO
Hmmm…I wonder what the winner gets? *winks*
Have a great Monday, Chris!
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Clare: Those are actually different guys in your sig banner, for a different post. But they are the same guys in your avatar! 😉
Mayhem is trying to hide from the naughty boys, escaping into the oblivous of unconsciousness.
She’s hiding her head in shame for the Naughty Boys.
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I really love Clockwork Orange (ah, the formative books of my youth), so no complaints here.
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Quiet a story here… Wonder who won the staring contest, lol.
Probably the staring bored poor May to sleepytime.
Hope you had a great weekend honey!!!
Hugs to you on this wonderful Monday morning… (that I keep praying is Friday!)
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Lol, good one!!
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What? No manipulation of hair length of bad tattoo art?? I’m shocked!
🙂 I love Mondays with Chris.
they hide in the shadows, they are the shadow men who stare longingly at one another.
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That last one….OMG, spit my water out.
I spit my water, too. LOLOL
Nicely done, Chris. 🙂
@Clare–I really like your avatar.
Just look at those two, staring and staring..I do like them
I think May has the right idea for today. Or maybe that’s just ’cause I was up ’til 3:30 last night, finishing a book…
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Where are the socks, I say!?
That Man in the Middle and Men of Smithfield threw me! Optical illusions! Not too shabby! I miss navel-gazing guy. Didn’t you have navel-gazing guy once?
Oh, Chris, this is too funny! I got your email and was puzzling over what the connection could possibly be between me and one of these misadventures of stock photography posts — like did I review all of the books involved, or what? (An improbable thought, given my reading pace …) I’d forgotten about the banner they made me over at aRe! Too, too funny. You’re right that the Staring Contest Guys are really popular, and I love the promotional boost from having my banner in there! 🙂
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I’m with May. Sleep would be nice right now. ‘Twas a loooong weekend over here. (As in busy… good, but busy.)
Oh – and this was (in my opinion, of course) one of your more inspired MiSP posts. 😉
LOL. That’s hilarious! Srsly, I think this one is your best yet!!
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So much water spitting… 😀
Val: Actually, getting the newsletter and seeing your banner was the perfect touch that helped me decide I had enough examples of that stock photo!
And thanks to everyone who’s enjoying this episode so much. Glad to hear it! 🙂
They’re okay by me if both Clare and Val use them — as long as Clare and Val don’t use them up. 🙂
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Oh, this one is most definitely the best yet! man to man to man… The photoshopped Man in the Middle cover is pretty funny just on its own. I also like how these guys encounter one another in such a wide array of settings — a castle, space, what looks to be a monastery.
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*grins* This the funniest one yet! Loved the last bit. 😉
Is it just me or do those guys look like the Sesame Street skit? You know the one where two people would face each other and one would say the first part of the word and the other one would finish it.
*he-he* Stephani! I know exactly what you’re referring to.
With the guys fully in shadow on the Man in the Middle cover, it makes it look like the guy on the left has some perky man-titties. The guys are cropped at about nip level or above on the other covers. I wonder if the MITM cover artist extended the image (and thus created the titty on the shorter guy) or if all the other artists cropped him above the nips.
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*is amazed at how thoroughly Ava has analyzed that cover*
LOL! This is so funny. You know what? I think I’ve seen those guys in other places too! Thanks for point them out! What a fun idea!
LOL! You’d think a cat would be more interested in Staring Contest guys. I’m starting to miss the blond plasti-hair though. 😉
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lol I love it – the Staring Contest Guys! Very cute.
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The artist of the Man In The Middle cover have done a pretty good job photoshopping the source image. Or at least he tried hard 🙂
They also drank a lot of coffee in The Shape of Heart by Kimberly Gardner but maybe you used that one before.
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I have a few of these books on my tbr shelf and never saw the similarity. What does that say about me, huh? Good that you’re here to point things out to me! 🙂
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LOL Chris… You are so clever.. Really!
I hope you enjoyed your snooze May!
Very good edition in the series this week!
I think May is dreaming about how wonderful it is to be a cat, because a cat can never be naughty in any possible way no matter what it does. Just ask any cat, they’ll tell you this is true.
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SNORT!!! Aren’t you glad none of us seem to have delicate sensibilities? 😉
sigh… (crash) as she faints.
(ha ha ha)
I think Mayhem is bored of it all now. You are having too much fun at this..