Photo contest: Russian style (that means watch out!)

There’s one Russian photo club whose pics are becoming a cult hit in some online circles. Here’s what they do. They issue directions for staging zany, bizarre, or sometimes actually frightful shots (see right), and their members go out and capture the scene. It’s kind of a cool concept, especially since they toy with conventional beliefs (and gravity). For instance:

  • “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.”
  • “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”
  • “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”

Could this catch on elsewhere? You guys have better ideas for staged shots?