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Flickr Photo of the Week

by Stephen Becker 29 Jul 2009 6:46 AM

If you think this week’s winning photo is interesting, wait ’til you meet its creator.



What kind of evil genius would conceive a photo like this? Your guess is as good as ours. Its creator informs us that he is very gracious to be chosen but prefers to go by his online handle, The Psychotic Advisor. The only other things we know about him is that he runs a Web site, psychoticadvisor.com, and lives in Fort Worth. Well, that, and that he has an inventive mind, as you can tell from the photo and the questionnaire below. Fun, huh?  He follows last week’s winner, Sarah Philipson.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

Publicity shotNow, here’s more from The Psychotic Advisor

The Psychotic Advisor

Title of photo: The Big Hopper

Equipment: Kodak Easy Share V1073, A Systemax Tiger with AMD Athlon processor, and Adobe Photoshop.

Tell us more about your photo: I first met Mr. Hopper at the Starbucks in Lake Worth, Texas, and we chatted over Cappuccinos. He bummed a cigarette and then nervously admitted that he hated the architecture of the new Omni Hotel in Fort Worth so much, that he wanted to spit tobacco juice all over it. I convinced him that it would be better to let me photograph him eating the Omni Hotel, thereby making a more powerful artistic and political statement. Shortly after this photo was taken, Mr. Hopper entered the Federal Insect Protection Program, and he was relocated to an undisclosed grassy knoll.