101 Some Not-So-Usual Photos

Some Not-So-Usual Photos

Posted on December 17, 2007 by

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These are photos of one Russian online community members of which enjoy making some staged photos with creepy plot. Here we have some of their recent topics, like:

"A Cheating Wife: You need to make a photo of a man, "a lover", hanging outside the real window. The window should be not lower than a 3rd store of a multi-stored building. "A husband" should lean out from another window with a gun, aiming at "the lover". From yet another window "the cheating wife" should look out in despair."

"The Waiter: A man dressed like a water should crawl out of a refuse chute in some multi-stored building, right from the disposal opening. He should hold a tray with some servings and a towel in another hand"

"A Zombie: A man, rolled up in bandages should crawl on his stomach at a pedestrian crossing. He should have a knife sticking out of his back. Another guy should chase him with a working chainsaw"

"The Pickles: Make a photo of many jars of pickles. Some of them should have pickled cell-phones. Not less than five cell phones in each jar please"

"A Pyramid: You should have a three level pyramid on the photo. The first level is some random truck, the second is a passenger car and some two-wheeled thing on the top of "the pyramid" please."

Now see what they got shot after they got those tasks. The members of this community live in different Russian cities, they make the photos in their own neighborhoods, right in the middle of the day while sudden passers-by watching them doing this stuff.

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101 Responses to “Some Not-So-Usual Photos”

  1. iceCalt says:


  2. Visitor says:

    In the first chainsaw photo, the guy with the saw is really getting into the act.

  3. Muhammad Ali says:

    My mama named me after a teddy bear.

  4. Smetanka says:

    And today’s lesson is…. all Russian men wear red underwear. Not something I really cared to know, but strange nonetheless.

    • snuggles says:

      I agree…

    • D says:

      Red for Russia.

      Is it common for people to own assault rifles in russia? Most people in america I would say have hand guns and hunting rifles, and a small majority own assualt rifles. They’re just too hard to conceal, so a handgun for protection is ideal. Can someone inform me of the gun laws in russia?

      • joost says:

        haha and you think its normal to own guns in the first place? there is a bigger chance of getting shot when owning a gun yourself you know.

        • soost says:

          lol that’s not true at all. Please research the topic; many innocent lives are saved by private gun ownership.

      • evgeny says:

        It is not real weapon’s: on some pictures there are air-guns, on others hunting rifles based on AK47 or models of AK47

    • Americans says:

      Yes, I too noticed, except one guy who had floral prints on maroon background. But you know, Russia is associated with Red.

  5. Smurfie says:

    I am somewhat disturbed that so many people have guns in russian high-rise buildings???

  6. Richard S. says:

    Careful! Careful! Careful with that axe, Eugene!




  7. grot says:

    What’s their website?

  8. g27radio says:

    Great work guys, a very interesting contest. However, search Google Images for zombie, then mummy.

  9. Orijimi says:

    The second pyramid picture looks like a real-life version of one you could make in Half-Life 2 sans the Trike.

  10. Smith says:

    was the red underwear a requirement?

  11. Do you think any of these are Photo-shopped? Some of the waiter ones look that way.

  12. Oles says:

    Exactly! And not just air guns, but full automatic rifles!

  13. CK says:

    hehe this is really good :D :D :D :D

    I love it a lot, and someone should give a link in order to make it worldwide. this would be soooo good !!

    as for guns, i cannot read russian, but i believe you said that many people have guns at home … and i am sure its true.

  14. Boris says:

    I love how they managed to work in some Elvis stuff into the balcony pictures. Its brilliant how the Elvis impersonators can barely be seen, yet cannot be missed in each photo.

  15. maxD says:

    In pictures 7 & 9 [new apartment buildings, red bricks] I’d say the guy with the gun cannot shoot the guy in the red ball hugger, unless he can shoot around a corner…

    Also, some of the screaming ladies could make more of an effort – they don’t look too convincing…

  16. Rome says:

    Weirdos :> Funky weirdos.

  17. Adam says:

    These are awesome, especially the apartment building standoff scene and the car/truck pyramid. The instructions for the scenes are hilarious – I’d like to try describing a picture to these photographers and seeing how well they pull it off.
    This is a neat game that could be easily imitated in North America, but a large part of the appeal of these pictures, to me, at least, is the foreing aspect and the incomprehensibility of it all. Translate and post some more!

  18. Vodka drinking master says:


  19. Lightnin' Roy says:

    I’m seriously crying over here.

    Nobody in North America knows this kind of joie-de-vivre.

  20. Ivan Bezdomny says:

    My Russian friends:

    What a wonderful funny contest… you guys are the best, and I applaud you. The spirit of Bulgakov and Kharms is definitely alive and well, and they would have loved to see this!

    If any of you can get over to Washington, DC, please let me know, and I’ll show you around and buy you some beers. We need some humor in this town immediately (Bush doesn’t count).

  21. Jan says:

    Cool work! Keep it up!

  22. these are hilarious

    i should do the same in NY

  23. Jeff says:

    Hello from Florida, USA!

    It looks like everyone had fun creating these scenes and taking the pictures – keep up the good work!

  24. Traducer says:

    What a great idea, staged themed photos, a link to the main site would be great and I agree with the person that made comment this should go worldwide… nice.

  25. Serĉjo says:

    Гайиге, ауторо скрибу плу!

  26. Starshii says:

    Allthought Kouvola is almost a little russia now a days, its not from there. They are all from taken in Russia I think.

  27. Endlezz says:

    Rofl, these pics are wonderful! Nice work people, keep it going! I love Russia by the way, I’ll be travelling there one day (probably in the next two years). Greetz, Endlezz

  28. Endlezz says:

    you are so childish

  29. Sebastian says:

    Do you know in which cities the pictures were taken?

  30. Philip May says:

    Very nice idea and good and funny pictures.

  31. Robert says:

    It looks like 2 of the last 3 pics in the cheating wife set don’t meet the requirements. You see the bars on the first floor windows (which are not on the levels above) and the shrubs in the one picture) It is cool to see this sort of thing though and it is a great conecpt.

    “A Cheating Wife: You need to make a photo of a man, “a lover”, hanging outside the real window. The window should be not lower than a 3rd store of a multi-stored building.

  32. SMO says:

    Congratulations to these fantastic pictures. They made me laugh :-)

  33. larkys says:

    Where are you from?

  34. Tim R-T-C says:

    Fantastic. Love to see people risking life and limb for a photo competition!

  35. Ivan Chuyev says:

    In Soviet America, this kind of humour not appreciated.

    You get arrested and sent to jail for disturbing peace.

    Especially chainsaw joke. No good! No good!

    Russia is so free and fun! I wish Soviet America could have more freedom of expression!

  36. MAX says:

    Russian vodka THE BEST :-DDDD

  37. spacer says:

    We are looking for people able to help in carrying out of games like this. More details see here

  38. Ken says:

    I agree…………

  39. Estemachine says:

    In Mother Russia, blog writes you.

  40. Alex says:

    Guys, next similar game will occur on the 2/24/2008,
    look at this http://www.world.en.cx.

  41. Ben says:

    Wow, this is a whole lot like SF0. I’m really happy to hear that they have something similar in the mysterious east.

    Some of their tasks might even be inspiration for some new ones for us.

  42. rajoy peter says:

    the pics were amazing!!! good work!!

  43. spaceface says:

    my horse takes better photos than these lot

  44. Póker says:

    Huh, hard. I think I will never want to another man’s wife :).

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    Russians are so…WTF?I liked it, let’s do it world wide!

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    Well, i like everything that i saw. I had always thought that Russians are Awsome, but some of the things that i saw like the two little girls drinking i don’t think is ok for them to do that. They don’t have the mentality neither the potential for them to drink that way. Anywyas other than that i Love them. I think they are the best.

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    Пздц, согласна, ну ладно мы сюда заходим так как мы русские, самим интересно, а эти д-бы сюда как попадают? Реально, создается впечатление что все эти люди параноики- русофобы которым больше нечем себя развлечь, либо неудачники которым не дала какая-нибудь русская девушка. И судя по количеству их бредовых комментов, таких людей в мире пугающе дохрена) 0о

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    I enjoyed this; the participants showed that they thought out their work and presented it at its humorous best. To me it matters not which nationality, sharing humor by adhering to a specific topic is a great way to share the smiles with many people all over the internet world. My compliments to those who had the idea for this site, hope to see more of your fun photos in the future.

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  65. Kofi says:

    When Russians get bored, craziness ensues.

  66. Interesting, But the cator is not professional, they were smiling.

  67. Brittany says:

    I don’t really get this.

  68. TheDudeYouHateToMeet says:

    wouldn’t it be funny if those guys fell down the garbage chute?

  69. WhatDoUcare says:

    Scares me to how many russians actually have a power saw :D

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  72. OlgafromRussia says:

    Hey guys of US, isn’t it so obvious that pictures with “red pants and guns” are not real? It looks like fake or performance. In those pictures people are having fun. Do you think we all have guns and guns-machines at home? LOL. It insanity. You scared of our country? Ok. Get it.

  73. Jeanette says:

    They’re brilliant. Its not about boredom, its taking an idea or a challenge and having some fun with it. I want to join them.

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  80. shasha says:

    you don’t get it! These are staged scenes based on a script to be followed!

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