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Most people like to get their photographs
taken posing in front of some famous
building or scenic view. They usually
awkwardly as their friends back up,
to frame them, before taking the perfect
Put Yourself Up On A Pedestal are blank
podiums that have been set up
these photographs truly memorable.
are overtly elaborate, kitschy pedestals,
except they are devoid of the statue that
would complete their installation. They
supplemented by text free plaques,
decorated round their perimeters by
heraldic scrolls and angelic type figures
The process of taking a memorable
photograph is now simple. One person
climbs the steps to the top of the
assumes an appropriately heroic, regal,
bemused, or action pose. This is
dependant on the background location
and what pre-existing fixed props are in
place, i.e. flag-poles, dragon figures,
rampant lions etc.
Their friend then takes the photograph,
and, after it is scanned in, they can place
some meaningful description in the
Prizes are awarded for the most inventive
poses on a weekly basis, as the images
posted up on a special "I Had Myself Up
On A Pedestal" web site.
A spin off - hope you don't mind. [BunsenHoneydew, Jan 12 2007]
not nearly as good as yours...
[xandram, Jan 13 2007]
Antony Gormley's version.....
.... of my idea! [xenzag, Jun 29 2008]
||my ex used to say that he put me on a pedal-bin :(
||I thought this was a pedestal or stand
where people can place their cameras on
so that the whole party can be in the
picture. This would be nice no?
||[+] I don't know why you'd want to encourage pedestals with ideas like this. Pedestals are a menace to society.
||Having yourself photographed on a pedestal 'just because' sounds too much like reality TV for my liking; it encourages people with nothing to distinguish them but vanity to distract from and to obscure other people who might actually have made some contribution to the world. [-]