Alligator! Kafka! Cappuccino!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A big thank you to Rincy for introducing me to "Smartphone," a project by Thai photographer Benz Thanachart. Each photo in this series captures the startled reactions of subway passengers to Benz yelling out a variety of kooky words. 

For instance, the first one below was taken after he shouted, "Fried egg!" The second, third, and fourth? "Alligator!" "Cappuccino!" "Kafka!"


According to the artist, these moments are "when everyone was coming out of their small worlds and noticing the presence of public space." Brilliant.

See more at Benz Thanachart's website, here.

14 comments:

Cassie @ WittyTitleHere.com said...

Oh my God, that is awesome! It's so funny, because every time I see a room full of people staring at their phones, there's a tiny, crazy part of me that just wants to shout out and jolt them out of their zombie state. I'm glad someone's crazy enough to actually do it. :)

Suzanna said...

You find the most interesting things!

Chelsea C. said...

Hahahah! I want to yell "Bette Midler!" and see what people do.

hiladil said...

What a fantastic idea! Very cool photos. I love the expressions on their faces. OOh I know they are neat and useful but sometimes I wish smart phones didn't exist. I'm guilty of getting engulfed in mine at times... there was a period of time when people got along just fine without them, wasn't there?!

ever ours said...

ahahaha..i love this idea! such a neat project!

wmbg. said...

this made me smile. big.

Eva M. Vázquez said...

Thanks for sharing with us so creative projects!

Lisa said...

These are priceless, Shoko! I think my favorite looks are on #2 - the girls laughing, and the guy on the right whose critical expression speaks volumes. What a great idea :)

angela said...

I love the looks on peoples faces! Great art piece!

Linda said...

Hahaha! So fun.

Kathy said...

Hahahahahahaha...still laughing over here...hahahahaha!

Shoko said...

Chelsea, I dare you :)

Hilary, yes!! Although I can hardly remember it...

fromtheloftabove said...

hahaha omigosh i'm literally trying not to burst out laughing at work! this is amazing stuff!

Fai said...

How cool and funny! I recognize thailand's skytrain right away!

I wish there were videos for these!

x

fai

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