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How to spot a fake
how to make one
Which belly button is hers?
Google maps and the stamp tool
I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for Google Maps getting all clone-happy in this part of Holland. It's probably just a secret alien landing site or something.
Migrant Mother, 1936! Dorothea Lange
! dead moths were
attached to the trees for photos! ! ! moths would not normally land on the trees! ! ! moths ﬂew at night, hunted mostly by bats
This species had long been known to have two "varieties", one was light the other dark. Before the 1800's many of the trees in the area had light colored trunks, either from light colored bark or from lichens. During this same time, the larger population of Peppered Moths were light. There were dark moths in the population, but they were a distinct minority. By the mid 1800's, the industrial revolution was starting to impact the environment and pollution had caused a darkening of the tree trunks. It was noted that the population of dark versus light moths had reversed; now dark moths were the dominant color.
This nearly iconic portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a composite of Lincoln's head and the body of Southern politician, John Calhoun. Putting the date of this photo into context, note that the first permanent photographic image was created in 1826 and the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company (later to become Eastman Kodak) was created in 1884.
In this doctored Nazi photograph, Adolf Hitler had Joseph Goebbels [second from right] removed from the original photograph. It remains unclear why Goebbels had fallen out of favor with Hitler.
In order to create a more heroic portrait of himself, Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini had the horse handler removed from the original photograph.
When in the summer of 1968 communist leader Fidel Castro [right] approved of the Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia, Cuban writer and political activist Carlos Franqui [middle] cut off relations with the regime and went into exile in Italy. His image was subsequently removed from photographs.
Egyptian Presiden Mubarak edited to the front of the group composed of Israeli and Palestinian leaders and President Obama at the White House. The Egyptian state-run daily Al-Ahram published the photo, taken at the launch of the latest Middle East peace talks – but with Mubarak switched to the front of the procession
Jack Shenker in Cairo and Haroon Siddique guardian.co.uk Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Photograph: Al-Ahram
Why do hoaxes exist? Who do they serve? Why do we believe them?
: sell more with a • commercial manipulated image (news, fashion) : alter image to ﬁt/not ﬁt cultural • cultural norms (belly button, skintone)
: alter visual record • political/historical therefore historical record
: hoaxes, fabricate evidence • scientiﬁc (bigfoot)
Then again, there are real threats out there!
links:! http://www.photoshopdisasters.com! http://blog.photoshelter.com/2008/06! http://home.austin.rr.com/bedsole/personal/rantz/PepperedMyth.html!
Using magazine images, create a hoax in your sketchbook that deals with either commercial, cultural, political, or scientiﬁc. Consider the realism and believability of how to select, cut, and combine the images.
Using scanned images or images found online create a merger or hoax that deals with either commercial, cultural, political, or scientiﬁc issues. Consider the realism and believability of how to select and combine the images.! -consider the size of the original image (should be large enough)! -remember this is more than just a juxtaposition (2 opposite images)
Good technique, but what is it addressing?
Good technique, is it enough?
Too random, unsure of the purpose.
Using entirely your own digital images create a merger or hoax that deals with either commercial, cultural, political, or scientiﬁc issues. Consider the lighting, environment and posing of the images. Also, shoot more than you think you need, it is digital so there is no ﬁlm limit, better safe than sorry.