actual size!
canon 10d
tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4
Comments:

That is hilarious! I wonder what possessed those people to put that on their lawn (are they frat boys??). Whereabouts was that shot? I'd love to hide somewhere and watch peoples' reactions as they walk by it.

Posted by Carrie at July 21, 2004 11:27 AM
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It's not a frat, just a little house on a quiet street, at an undisclosed location somewhere in the free world :)

The elephant is an objet d'art that didn't sell. It was headed for the trash, but the resident here offered to give it a home.

Posted by matto at July 21, 2004 11:37 AM
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smashing image. the look of those homes is unmistakable. can you walk to the Dufferin station from here?

Posted by mprints at July 21, 2004 05:15 PM
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This is great! You did well to take it straight on like that,a matter-of-fact compostition for such a strange, surreal kind of setting.

Posted by zac at July 21, 2004 06:16 PM
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I like the wet road/sidewalk.

Oh shit, i just noticed the elephant.


Swerve

Posted by at July 21, 2004 06:22 PM
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mmmmm there's an elephant in those people's front yard ...
aaaaaaaaah was done on purpose LOL
amazing capture of suburbian life, loved it :-)
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Posted by Sandra Rocha at July 21, 2004 09:14 PM
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Hey Sandra... yeah pretty funny... but not suburban, this is right downtown.

mprints, yeah! about 10 minutes away.

Posted by matto at July 21, 2004 09:42 PM
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White Elephant amoungst all that color. Well done.

Posted by Zee at July 21, 2004 09:56 PM
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White?

looks grey to me.

but i get your point.

sW

Posted by at July 21, 2004 10:53 PM
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i like your pictures and the way you find the surreal aspects of reality, like the trashcan named conrad. i also noticed you have some pictures with dolls (figurines?). you might be interested in:
Barbieinablender.org is looking for submissions. Barbieinablender.org is sponsoring National Barbie-in-a-Blender day in celebration of the right to free speech.
Why Barbie, and why in a blender?
When Utah artist Tom Forsythe created a series of critical fine-art Barbie photos as "a parody of BarbieŽ and the values she represents", Mattel brought a lawsuit against him. Luckily for Tom, he convinced some lawyers from the ACLU to step up to and fight his case, and after a long legal battle he was victorious. The judge in the case ruled that the lawsuit clearly ran counter to the first amendment, calling Mattel's suit "groundless and unreasonable."
Not only that, but the Judge's order forces Mattel to pay Tom's $1.8 million in legal fees. National Barbie-in-a-Blender Day, July 27, is a celebration of this important defense of free speech. And of course, the best way to celebrate free speech is to excercise it, and there's no reason at all why Barbie Art should be limited to fancy art galleries. Let's make our own!
Send your submissions by July 27 to blended@barbieinablender.org. The 10 coolest submissions will WIN A GMAIL ACCOUNT!

Posted by desirina at July 21, 2004 11:22 PM
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matt-0, this image took be back 25 years, going to a friends birthday party a few blocks n/e of the Dufferin subway. I haven't lived in the big smoke for about 15 years, but between this and John's (Ground Glass) parkdale shots - the familliar feels like home again. thanks for posting this.

Posted by mprints at July 22, 2004 05:30 PM
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No offense but Tom Forsythe sucks.

Excellent photograph matto, I couldn't help but laugh. Nestled amongst typical suburban homes that elephant is just delightful. Great find.

Posted by conrad at July 23, 2004 02:39 AM
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LOL! Great image!

Posted by Jim at July 25, 2004 02:43 PM
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surreal. I love it.

Posted by Chris at July 26, 2004 09:32 AM
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~exactly what would drive me to buy any house, one that had a giant elephant statue out front~

Posted by btezra at July 26, 2004 10:21 AM
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awesome.

Posted by ian at July 27, 2004 12:38 PM
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