This rather fabulous simulated likeness of myself was sent to me this past week from a “friend” who has owed me a considerable amount of money for over a decade. While he has successfully avoided any discussion of ever repaying me (and, trust me, I am not holding my breath), he occasionally snags photos from my social media accounts and does crazy things to them with photoshop, sending me the resulting images for my amusement and pacification, I suppose. While it seems unlikely that I will ever see that long-gone cash, perhaps one day my debtor will be a famous artist and I can say I own some of his original NFTs.
I woke up Sunday morning to find a FaceBook message from my friend Michael containing an image in which he had Photoshopped my face onto the head of Barbie with flowing Pink Hair. As you can see, it is pretty sweet. I immediately posted it on Instagram (@WorleyGigDotCom), where it has currently accrued more Likes than any other image I’ve yet posted.
Here is the original image. The resemblance is, of course, uncanny. Especially the slender, giraffe-like neck!
Alistair Matthews’ Organic Corn was a personal exercise in creating an editorial photograph without a client in mind. The original photograph, spotted at PhotoPlus Expo in September, won the 2016 PDN Taste Food Photography Award!