Boom: These Pictures Will Melt Your Mind [Pics]


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127 Responses to Boom: These Pictures Will Melt Your Mind [Pics]

  1. It'd be relatively simple to do that in Photoshop or Gimp, but if they actually pulled that off without the assistance of editing consider my jaw to be on the floor.

    • if this is photoshop it is NOT simple. this is the kind of comment that is made by people that dont know no how to use it. although this is done most likely in photoshop the person has some pretty advanced skills this would take me days to recreate the precise selections that this incorporates

      • It's quite simple in Photoshop. If the "Picture" he's holding up is just white then all he has to do is drage one image to a selected area (the white "picture") for each image.

        • Still easy… drop shrink rotate, just do it a few times over until the detail isn't visible anymore. Wouldn't take too long.

        • It's true, you would only have to copy the images three times or so before they become so small as to make them unrecognizable. Certainly not difficult at all.

          But the concept is super cool, so good on them for having such a rad idea.

    • Its not even that complicated. 2 guys with digital cameras, and a 3rd with a laptop and printer. Nobody has to move as it only takes a couple minutes. Swaps the prints between groups and a second set of images taken and posted.

      • Thats exactly what happened, however they messed it up. Look at the top photo, the guys standing in the middle. now look at the photo hes holding, guys back left walking sort of like he is in the photo below…

      • Look closely, EVERY person in those photos is the SAME GUY.

        Of Course it's 'shopped.

  2. It’d be relatively simple to do that in Photoshop or Gimp, but if they actually pulled that off without the assistance of editing consider my jaw to be on the floor.

    • if this is photoshop it is NOT simple. this is the kind of comment that is made by people that dont know no how to use it. although this is done most likely in photoshop the person has some pretty advanced skills this would take me days to recreate the precise selections that this incorporates

      • It’s quite simple in Photoshop. If the “Picture” he’s holding up is just white then all he has to do is drage one image to a selected area (the white “picture”) for each image.

    • Its not even that complicated. 2 guys with digital cameras, and a 3rd with a laptop and printer. Nobody has to move as it only takes a couple minutes. Swaps the prints between groups and a second set of images taken and posted.

      • Thats exactly what happened, however they messed it up. Look at the top photo, the guys standing in the middle. now look at the photo hes holding, guys back left walking sort of like he is in the photo below…

        • actually if u look at the top photo there's a hand sticking out all the way on the right. The photos were taken simultaneously. They were probably using completly green photos and then photoshoped themselves in.

  3. obviously shopped-not only is the photo too perfectly flat-but how would they get the picture that is shown-it’s the chicken and the egg,..still a neat idea-took me a sec.

  4. obviously shopped-not only is the photo too perfectly flat-but how would they get the picture that is shown-it's the chicken and the egg,..still a neat idea-took me a sec.

  5. Awesome, I love it, I want to recreate it! Too bad then it would feel super old already! Hmm… perhaps with some kind of tweak… yes! Whenever I get the time xD Gah, so inspired! Too bad I have a day job.

  6. Awesome, I love it, I want to recreate it! Too bad then it would feel super old already! Hmm… perhaps with some kind of tweak… yes! Whenever I get the time xD Gah, so inspired! Too bad I have a day job.

    • How can you say it’s possible to do without photoshop? I don’t think anyone else realized that its the same guy in every pose. Tell me how to do it without the aid of a computer because having a set of quintuplets pose like that is a little far-fetched don’t you think?

        • How does it make any difference if its the same guy? He could still actually do it. Just not easily. First he gets in the pose for the bottom picture, He takes the picture and prints it. Then he holds that picture and goes into the first pose, takes a picture and prints it. Takes the new picture and gets into the second pose again (yes, getting the background people the same and lighting the same would be tough, not impossible though, taking that new picture he gets into the first pose and takes the photo. It would not be easy unless you did it very quickly, since the daylight would change. It is also very unlikely he actually did it that way, I am sure its photoshopped. It’d be a lot cooler if he did.

      • Ummm .. ur a dickhead. Just look at the eyebrows … no match dipshit. How fuckin smart do you feel now?

        All asians look the same eh … what a douche

      • It is NOT the same guy. Despite what you may think, all Asians are NOT the same.

        It's very easy to do without photoshop – you pose everyone with one person holding a blank picture facing away from the camera then take the pic, put that picture in the hand of the guy who was facing away and take the pic, then put that picture in the hand of the first guy and take the pic again.

    • How can you say it's possible to do without photoshop? I don't think anyone else realized that its the same guy in every pose. Tell me how to do it without the aid of a computer because having a set of quintuplets pose like that is a little far-fetched don't you think?

        • How does it make any difference if its the same guy? He could still actually do it. Just not easily. First he gets in the pose for the bottom picture, He takes the picture and prints it. Then he holds that picture and goes into the first pose, takes a picture and prints it. Takes the new picture and gets into the second pose again (yes, getting the background people the same and lighting the same would be tough, not impossible though, taking that new picture he gets into the first pose and takes the photo. It would not be easy unless you did it very quickly, since the daylight would change. It is also very unlikely he actually did it that way, I am sure its photoshopped. It'd be a lot cooler if he did.

      • Ummm .. ur a dickhead. Just look at the eyebrows … no match dipshit. How fuckin smart do you feel now?

        All asians look the same eh … what a douche

        • did you not notice that everyone in the picture is wearing the exact same thing? even the guy playing basketball. By the way, the eyebrows look the same

  7. PS.
    Having now read the comments I think someone should mention how very very easy this would be….

    Here goes,

    “This would be very,very easy to do on photoshop”

    Think otherwise ? OK! Well, what would make this so difficult ?

    ….

    ?

  8. PS.

    Having now read the comments I think someone should mention how very very easy this would be….

    Here goes,

    "This would be very,very easy to do on photoshop"

    Think otherwise ? OK! Well, what would make this so difficult ?

    ….

    ?

  9. It’s not ‘shopped: if you look at the lower image, and look at the picture held by the person in the picture held by the person (so that’s the same image as the main image), look to the left of the person holding the picture: the person on the left in the black jacket seen in the main image is not in the smaller image!

    The detail breaks down right about then, so it doesn’t require an infinite loop.

  10. It's not 'shopped: if you look at the lower image, and look at the picture held by the person in the picture held by the person (so that's the same image as the main image), look to the left of the person holding the picture: the person on the left in the black jacket seen in the main image is not in the smaller image!

    The detail breaks down right about then, so it doesn't require an infinite loop.

  11. ITS THE SAME GUY IN EVERY POSE RETARDS. Thats what makes it impossible, not the stupid picture he’s holding. =.=

  12. ITS THE SAME GUY IN EVERY POSE RETARDS. Thats what makes it impossible, not the stupid picture he's holding. =.=

  13. It is a nice set set of photomanipulations. What I like about this very execution of the theme is the crossreferencing of two images. I have seen some executions of this topic using only one source image.

    It takes some image manipulation skills to complete the task. Anyway it is not correct that it would be impossible to complete this scene without the use of major image manipulations – it would take considerable acting skills to get in the same pose for multiple shots.

  14. It is a nice set set of photomanipulations. What I like about this very execution of the theme is the crossreferencing of two images. I have seen some executions of this topic using only one source image.

    It takes some image manipulation skills to complete the task. Anyway it is not correct that it would be impossible to complete this scene without the use of major image manipulations – it would take considerable acting skills to get in the same pose for multiple shots.

  15. It is easy to do with photoshop. The guy used a tripod, then took a bunch of pics of himself. Then he layer masked just himself into the pic which was easy because the pictures were all aligned due to the camera being on a tripod.

    The cards were blank when he shot them.

    Notice that either picture does not have exactly the same poses, but still has the same person?

    After he has his images he used transform to get them onto the cards.

    I’ve done this before, and it is easier than you’d think.

  16. It is easy to do with photoshop. The guy used a tripod, then took a bunch of pics of himself. Then he layer masked just himself into the pic which was easy because the pictures were all aligned due to the camera being on a tripod.

    The cards were blank when he shot them.

    Notice that either picture does not have exactly the same poses, but still has the same person?

    After he has his images he used transform to get them onto the cards.

    I've done this before, and it is easier than you'd think.

  17. This is REALLY HARD TO DO! THEY’RE ALL THE SAME GUY! Well, they all look like Jackie Chan to me anyway.

  18. This is REALLY HARD TO DO! THEY'RE ALL THE SAME GUY! Well, they all look like Jackie Chan to me anyway.

  19. It absolutely is possible to do without photoshop you just have to remember that pictures haven’t always been digital. it’d take much longer but would be even cooler had it been done that way not that it isn’t a great concept thanks alot for posting this.

  20. It absolutely is possible to do without photoshop you just have to remember that pictures haven't always been digital. it'd take much longer but would be even cooler had it been done that way not that it isn't a great concept thanks alot for posting this.

  21. Two tripods would make this really easy, take all the poses with both cameras at the same time and then one more for each camera to block them in the final composite.

  22. Two tripods would make this really easy, take all the poses with both cameras at the same time and then one more for each camera to block them in the final composite.

  23. @Anon You’re the retard for not realizing that every single person in both pictures is the same person. Not just the picture holder. Figure that one out without photoshop nub.

    • That’s actually not hard to do at all…People make tons of cash doing Photomanipulation. Putting several guys together from other pictures is not hard at all to do if you know what you’re doing.

      It is done very well though. I’m not discounting the guy’s skill for making these pictures, but it could not have been done without a ‘shop.

  24. The shadows are backwards in the second photo – they took those pictures at different times, but kept the same positions. Not complicated.

  25. Also, look at the guy in the leather jacket. One picture, the photo he’s holding is being held outward, the second one, inward.

    @Dan, right on.

  26. @Anon You're the retard for not realizing that every single person in both pictures is the same person. Not just the picture holder. Figure that one out without photoshop nub.

    • That's actually not hard to do at all…People make tons of cash doing Photomanipulation. Putting several guys together from other pictures is not hard at all to do if you know what you're doing.

      It is done very well though. I'm not discounting the guy's skill for making these pictures, but it could not have been done without a 'shop.

  27. The shadows are backwards in the second photo – they took those pictures at different times, but kept the same positions. Not complicated.

  28. Also, look at the guy in the leather jacket. One picture, the photo he's holding is being held outward, the second one, inward.

    @Dan, right on.

  29. I got it!
    They are twins… and they just hold some white paper…and they edited the picture adding the photos on the white papers

  30. I got it!

    They are twins… and they just hold some white paper…and they edited the picture adding the photos on the white papers

  31. People who aren’t impressed with this are just dumb. As in, not smart enough to realize why this is such a cool and difficult photo to make. This same guys has a few different photos in this same style. He is the only person in the pictures and has to take multiple shots all in different locations.

    I fucking hate the internet because it lets dumb people on. You should have to solve a hard puzzle to get on the web…

  32. People who aren't impressed with this are just dumb. As in, not smart enough to realize why this is such a cool and difficult photo to make. This same guys has a few different photos in this same style. He is the only person in the pictures and has to take multiple shots all in different locations.

    I fucking hate the internet because it lets dumb people on. You should have to solve a hard puzzle to get on the web…

  33. I’d like to think it’s not edited, but the second picture is backlight and the picture in the habd should be a lot darker or at least less contrasted…

    I think it’s photoshopped, great concept thow!!

  34. I'd like to think it's not edited, but the second picture is backlight and the picture in the habd should be a lot darker or at least less contrasted…

    I think it's photoshopped, great concept thow!!

  35. Its not the same person, its just a few guys that look alike. Look at the top photo hes holding, it shows the guy walking in from behind him, kinda like the guy is doing on the bottom photo. This is very easy to do without photoshop, its just all you simple minded individuals cant handle the fact that its an easy thing. Everything today isnt photoshoped.

  36. Its not the same person, its just a few guys that look alike. Look at the top photo hes holding, it shows the guy walking in from behind him, kinda like the guy is doing on the bottom photo. This is very easy to do without photoshop, its just all you simple minded individuals cant handle the fact that its an easy thing. Everything today isnt photoshoped.

  37. I still can’t believe that some people don’t notice that all of the people in the photos are the same guy in a different pose. It’s photoshop, but an excellent idea and realisation.

  38. I still can't believe that some people don't notice that all of the people in the photos are the same guy in a different pose. It's photoshop, but an excellent idea and realisation.

  39. Minus the photos being held.
    its not difficult to photoshop multiple poses of same guy into one picture. Camera was probably on tripod. or rather cameras on tripods. from two angles taking 2 pics of same guy in multiple poses.. then simply photoshoped two different pictures together (pic A and Pic B) using the multiple poses.
    this is still minus the photos being held. (guy was holding blank paper during session/posing) once pic A and Pic B were complete it was a simple task to photoshop pic A onto paper being held in Pic B and Visa Versa, I’ll call this the first loop and refer to this set of pictures as Pic A1 and Pic B1. Next he finalizes it by photoshoping Pic A1 onto an original Pic B1 and visa versa completing the second loop this is the final set of Pictures Il refer to as Pic A2 and Pic B2.
    so what you see above is Pic A2 and Pic B2. nice work by the way theres some tricky issues with masking out the tripods but not to difficult, likely he took all pics with tripods then final pics of self in place of tripod 1 with tripod 2 and visa vera.

    • one correction above … I miss typed. Ill correct this sentence — “Next he finalizes it by photoshoping Pic A1 onto an original Pic B and visa versa completing the second loop this is the final set of Pictures Il refer to as Pic A2 and Pic B2.” —
      correction is “ONTO AN ORIGINAL PIC B” not “PIC B1″

  40. Minus the photos being held.

    its not difficult to photoshop multiple poses of same guy into one picture. Camera was probably on tripod. or rather cameras on tripods. from two angles taking 2 pics of same guy in multiple poses.. then simply photoshoped two different pictures together (pic A and Pic B) using the multiple poses.

    this is still minus the photos being held. (guy was holding blank paper during session/posing) once pic A and Pic B were complete it was a simple task to photoshop pic A onto paper being held in Pic B and Visa Versa, I'll call this the first loop and refer to this set of pictures as Pic A1 and Pic B1. Next he finalizes it by photoshoping Pic A1 onto an original Pic B1 and visa versa completing the second loop this is the final set of Pictures Il refer to as Pic A2 and Pic B2.

    so what you see above is Pic A2 and Pic B2. nice work by the way theres some tricky issues with masking out the tripods but not to difficult, likely he took all pics with tripods then final pics of self in place of tripod 1 with tripod 2 and visa vera.

    • one correction above … I miss typed. Ill correct this sentence — "Next he finalizes it by photoshoping Pic A1 onto an original Pic B and visa versa completing the second loop this is the final set of Pictures Il refer to as Pic A2 and Pic B2." —

      correction is "ONTO AN ORIGINAL PIC B" not "PIC B1"

  41. Why does everyone care that a great idea and skills used to make something remarkable is photoshoped. This Guys got skillz. At least agree with that.

    • i do agree. its simply a puzzle, that we want to figure out. its well done and I said so in my comment

  42. Why does everyone care that a great idea and skills used to make something remarkable is photoshoped. This Guys got skillz. At least agree with that.

    • i do agree. its simply a puzzle, that we want to figure out. its well done and I said so in my comment

  43. this isn’t hard to do with or without photoshop basically you take both pictures, hand them off to one another and then take the pictures again, and there ya go

    • try to pay attention alex. every person you see is the same guy, and the pictures Loop into each other 3 times. read my longer comment above for details.

    • True, but photoshop image manipulation would probably work out best in terms of accuracy, ease and getting this infinately repeating shot done quicker,

  44. this isn't hard to do with or without photoshop basically you take both pictures, hand them off to one another and then take the pictures again, and there ya go

    • try to pay attention alex. every person you see is the same guy, and the pictures Loop into each other 3 times. read my longer comment above for details.

    • True, but photoshop image manipulation would probably work out best in terms of accuracy, ease and getting this infinately repeating shot done quicker,

  45. This is really a cool pic. Of course its done like infoseeker says. 2 cams, 2 tripods, a lot of pictures with different poses and blank images (or maybe a blue screen for easier masking) and some image composition (gimp ftw!)
    Also he had to do some work on the pictures to get the tripods out of the image and to correct the shadows.
    For example does the guy holding the picutre in the background of the first image cast a shadow on the left leg on the guy who makes a photo of him.
    This shadow has to be inserted manually afterwards.
    Also on the shoe of the guy with the long leg.

    Also the leg really looks very long, but that may just be some weird pose.

    Furthermore he tried to divert us in the picture from noticing its only one person by using different cloths.
    One time he wears a normal jacket, sometimes a leather jacket, an open leather jacket, a red sweater and a white t-shirt.

    All in all a really nice idea and greatly done. Cool pic!

  46. This is really a cool pic. Of course its done like infoseeker says. 2 cams, 2 tripods, a lot of pictures with different poses and blank images (or maybe a blue screen for easier masking) and some image composition (gimp ftw!)

    Also he had to do some work on the pictures to get the tripods out of the image and to correct the shadows.

    For example does the guy holding the picutre in the background of the first image cast a shadow on the left leg on the guy who makes a photo of him.

    This shadow has to be inserted manually afterwards.

    Also on the shoe of the guy with the long leg.

    Also the leg really looks very long, but that may just be some weird pose.

    Furthermore he tried to divert us in the picture from noticing its only one person by using different cloths.

    One time he wears a normal jacket, sometimes a leather jacket, an open leather jacket, a red sweater and a white t-shirt.

    All in all a really nice idea and greatly done. Cool pic!

  47. Still easy… drop shrink rotate, just do it a few times over until the detail isn’t visible anymore. Wouldn’t take too long.

  48. did you not notice that everyone in the picture is wearing the exact same thing? even the guy playing basketball. By the way, the eyebrows look the same

  49. Look closely, EVERY person in those photos is the SAME GUY.

    Of Course it’s ‘shopped.

  50. It’s true, you would only have to copy the images three times or so before they become so small as to make them unrecognizable. Certainly not difficult at all.

    But the concept is super cool, so good on them for having such a rad idea.

  51. Most of the comments remind me of the know-it-all kid from the movie "The Polar Express". It's great that you know exactly how it's done, and can whip up an image like this while on your coffee break. Do you want a gold star? I'm content just appreciating that, no matter how this was done, it's pretty doggone cool.

  52. I happen to agree with Orion that it doesn't really matter. I thank the know-it-alls for sparking the debate, BUT…

    DID ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY CLICK THE LINK?!

    I mean, really?! It's one guy. He has a flickr account. He was attempting to do a paradox trick. He states in his caption that he uses photoshop, that he knows the shadows are wrong, and that it wasn't a fully functional realization of how he wanted the photographs to turn out.

    It's ONE guy. He had a cool idea. End of story.