Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quiz #25: General weirdness spotcheck

A free print goes to the first person to correctly identify what these images have in common.






30 comments:

ian said...

Um, they were all "made" by a photographer?

DES said...

Well, as the tree said to the lumberjack "I'm stumped".

MDM said...

They have awesome in common.

plópez said...

That I hope this quiz is not a play on words in English and I are racking my brains in Spanish

Adam said...

MDM, well deserved.

nate said...

all i can think is that these all have a sense of a diagonal line transecting the image from right to left?

Hollis Bennett said...

World War II and the end of the colonial expansionist period in Western Civilization?

Ahmer said...

Pyro? Pattern? Geological Pattern? Flow or Fluidity? Geothermal (that makes no sense)? Fusion? This is not easy. :)

Ed said...

They are all shown on the same website!

Gary Busey's Ghost said...

They were all lifted from the web without permission or proper credit?
Well played sir!

CJ said...

They all have nothing in common. Eh?

_ said...

They are all images whose name is used for songs or albums, but these images are not the ones used on said albums.

mozda said...

transformation

wills said...

Military operations from the Viet Nam war?

jophilippe said...

A free print that will be well deserved...

spence said...

I've been thinking about this quiz all day. I went as far as to see how many counties were in Kansas and take that total and compare it to the periodic table to see what element corresponds. It corresponds with the element Dubnium which has no usefulness, what-so-ever, due to it's short half-life. After that attempt to draw an overcomplicated conclusion, i am going with the simplest answer that I know to be applicable:

All these images employ color.

John Goldsmith said...

I cannot say for sure. As with the Unified Field Theory, I cannot find one equation that remedies conditions for both quantum and classical views.

That said, each image seems to be connected visually, and in an abstract sense, with the prior image. There, also seems to be a trend, though maybe not completely inclusive, of the one prior being rotated by 90 degrees.

For example, the ties looks a bit like the interior of Alaska but turned 90 degrees. Then, the map of Alaska looks like the flame but turned 90 degrees.

Drew said...

I'm going to go with what _ said and say these were all used on album covers for Alt-Rock bands. I'm not a fan of Alt-Rock so I can't say for sure, but I know you are very much in to them and have used that subject at other times on here. The only photo I clearly recognize is the last one, but can't for the life of me remember the photographer. I want to say Mike Mandel but I think I'm probably wrong.

jophilippe said...

hmmm ... I have no idea. Could be the first 6 results from a Google-image query, maybe based on a misspelled key word or whatever (but if so: which one ????). That has happened to me sometimes to get seemingly arbitrary results.

Blake Andrews said...

Good guesses everyone. I think the strongest clue is the last image, along with this link:
http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2010/11/collectors-special.html

David said...

They are all different states of matter or states in general.
Kansas, fission of urainium 235, water/ice and sunlight into sugar through photosynthesis, Petroleum into polyester, Alaska and liquid fuel into fire and gas.

jacques philippe said...

I would say to refine David's suggestion above, that all could be interpreted as more ore less ephemeral state of things as shown frozen in time ("stopping time"), and the resulting (or potential) shift from one state to another.

From the very short time lapse of combustion (nuclear bomb, fire), to much more slower evolutions (political map, tectonic dynamic), or at a more human scale (season change).

Don't get the tie picture though... but well it is a nice collection.

CJ said...

These are all images you've hoarded.

Ben said...

All rectangular and all in color.

SR said...

?? representative of places that requested workprints??

?? used for advertising, billboards??

Matt Kowal said...

While cleaning up the archives, you discovered that these are the oldest research/inspiration images in your possession.

SR said...

?? they all include gray??

MadisonSymposium said...

they all have weird digital artifacts in them? the last one looks like it was scanned while still encased in mylar.

Matt Kowal said...

These images all represent the first item in a given collection.

spence said...

The answer is revealed:

http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2011/01/pranks-for-memories.html