Black and white photos that make absolutely no sense (24 Photos)


  • Shannon Coverdale


    • SweetAwesomeness

      pictures were taken at Paula's 2009 Family Reunion….guess which one is Paula….

      • Foosbah

        yes yes yes. "Paula's a fat man". "Paula's a fat woman". "Paula's a fat animal". it's old, it's tired, it was never terribly funny to start with, move on already.

  • NOOB

    wha tha fudge did i just look at?!?!?!

    • AssClown

      Black and white photos that make absolutely no sense…duh

  • bisketz

    #23 WTF mate?

    • Birdhaus32

      I'm just so confused by all of it!!

  • BaJezzus

    well…the title's pretty accurate. I'll give you that much

    • Frank

      I was thinking :

      " Behind the scenes of the newest Gilliam film"

  • anony

    umm that sucked

    • truth

      welcome to the chive… home of sucking

      • Mikey

        I didn't know the Chive was run out of your momma's bedroom. BOO-YAAA

        • The Dude

          Hate all you want, it's the truth.

          • isaaclw

            wait. who's hating? cause I thought it was annoy and truth?

  • Intensemasterdebater

    Just because you own a camera doesn't make you a photographer…

    • Dave Gal

      Yet people who own a copy of Photoshop think they can be Graphic Designers.

      It's kinds like, "Hey, I own an oven. I'm a chef."

    • spears

      The man studied as an artist for 20 years, has awards spanning 16 years and made all these photographs with film. Making these photographs look seamless is extremely technical in a darkroom. Especially when you are trying to make it look like people are flying. It would have been simple in photoshop, but you have no idea the amount of work that was put into these. He really is a genius. Unless you can explain to me his process in the darkroom.

      Just because you can post a comment doesn't mean you should…

      • Dave Gal

        To be clear, I wasn't dumping on the photography or the photographer. I quite like the photos.

        I wholeheartedly agree with you. I've worked in a darkroom with photographs. It's a nightmare of complexity.

        • spears

          I was just replying to Mr. Masterdebater and his ignorant statement. I've spent countless hours in the darkroom and I still have no idea how he made some of these.

        • Dave

          boom!! in yo face foo' !!!

    • ride for the fallen

      just because you look at a photograph, does not mean you understand what you see

    • Christian Lander

      Stuff White People Like # 47, Photography

      Becoming a successful artist often takes years of training and study, something that white people are fully capable of doing. It also requires a degree of ability and talent, which is something that white people are capable of believing that they possess innately, even though that probably isn't true. Bu t that doesn't stop them in their need to seem creative. What they need is some sort of system whereby they do not need any actual talent but can still create something that is considered to be artistic.

      For a photograph to be considered art, a white person need only take a blurry picture of a skyline, blow it up, then mount it to their wall. If they take the same photo with a vintage camera, specifically a Leica, than it is groundbreaking.
      This need to create art by simply pushing a button has spawned one of the most popular iPhone applications in history: Hipstamatic. It gives white people all the effect of shooting something with a vintage camera without all the mess of developing film or actually having to own a vintage camera. Now a white person can take a picture of their friend looking out the window of a bus or train and it doesn't look pretentious. Well, it still looks pretentious but at least it looks vintage pretentious, which is often known in white circles as "the good kind".

      In addition to this artistic photography, white people have also started to take pictures of their food before they eat it. Some white people do this as a a spiritual tribute to the food they are about to eat, but most white people do it so they can post it to Facebook or Twitter and prove to their friends that they ate from a cool food truck before it became too popular.

      Another possible reason why white people over thirty take so many pictures of their food is that once white people cross the thirty-year mark, they replace their passionate knowledge of indie bands with an equally passionate and judgmental attitude towards restaurants. So instead of sharing photos of themselves at a Bon Iver concert, they much prefer to look at plates featuring foie gras.

      Regardless of the reason behind the photography, white people will keep doing it till their dying breath. Some will try to get a small amount of Internet fame by taking a picture of themselves or their child every for a few years, while other will simply continue with food photography. It should be noted that the most advanced of these white photographers will often brag that their Creative Commons-licensed photographs have been featured on a site that ends in–"ist".

      Do not bother asking if they were paid for their photos. The answer is always "No…not yet".

      • THIS IS MADNESS!!!

        Your comment was far too long, sir.

  • EasternCanuck

    #15 now that's one way to break your pecker…

  • Stafferty

    #7 Loki has had a really rough divorce

  • Htisss

    Someone is trying a little too hard to be surreal. Like #18 though…need to get me one of those kites.

  • Kcruz09

    #3 Naked woman, makes sense to me

  • Doug

    Phase 1: Take shitty black and white pictures
    Phase 2: ??
    Phase 3: Profit!

    • J_Dub

      classic south park reference, awesome!

    • Master_Rahl

      although, the underpants gnomes are far more amusing that these "artistic" shots

  • PoppinFresh

    #14 Banksy, the early years?

  • LeMac

    Ah, to be in Canada in the 20's

  • Verbal_Kint

    #1 In the afternoon, Gulliver liked to settle in to a bath, and contemplate the days events.

  • hMMMM


  • NaNaNaMatmaN

    If this dude is making bank… I'm becoming a photographer.

  • RJG

    This whole post just boggles my brains.

  • ashley

    makes more sense than re-electing the current president….

    • guest

      Well, that was irrelevant.

      • TomasLC

        Well all of you idiots re-elected Bush so it wouldn't surprise me.

    • Kent Hosterman

      Do not feed the trolls

  • Jason Ciotti

    Artistic Planking?

  • bigmikeskinsfan

    there are some strange mofos in this world.

  • dutch

    Must be Germany

  • AssClown

    #3 Are that how female babies comes out of the womb? Maybe that's why vaginas looks the way they do…

    • Master_Rahl

      !!! Clown, label my mind BLOWN!

      • TLC

        LOTS is a good show.

        • Master_Rahl

          Yeah, it was a good time. Really think they could've done more with the source matter, but it had a good run while it lasted.

  • disturbedearth

    #5 #16 Dood knows how to plank!


    WOW the chive posted the source!! also this was posted yesterday on

  • asdf

    looks like the set for Metallica's Unforgiven set (just kidding)!

    • Master_Rahl

      certainly looks like the old man, at least. nice reference

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