Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt - Win a Tokyoflash Watch of Your Choice!
Going on right now: Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #26. Win a Tokyoflash watch and neat stuff from the NeatoShop. It's fun and easy to play: Link

Man Finds Himself Featured in Post Secret Photo, But That's Not His Secret



An anonymous contributor to Post Secret sent the above image to Frank Warren, the artist responsible for the ongoing secret-sharing project. But since he didn't want people in his life to know about his shameful history with the Denver Broncos, he used another man's photo. Specially, one named Luke Pebler, who uploaded the photo into his Flickr photostream. Pebler was promptly flooded with responses from people who knew him:

Over the next couple days I received many messages from friends and family, all ZOMGing over my appearance. The reactions broke cleanly into two camps — about half thought it was hilarious and assumed that I or someone close to me had submitted it as a goof; the other half were convinced that a stranger had used the photo, and found that bizarre and slightly creepy. My wife, a media scholar, immediately pointed out that I was a “creator” whose work has been “poached and reinterpreted.”


Link | Previously: Frank Warren's Neatorama Interview

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

I find PostSecret (or, rather, it's submissions I suppose) pretentious and whiny.

Also, using a photo of a stranger to fill in for yourself, and your secret, and send it in to a website that millions of people read is ignorant.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
This case is actually kind of funny and relatively harmless, but on a more serious scale Identity appropriation happens ALL THE TIME. Has anyone seen the movie "Catfish"?
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' first animated clip:

Grammar Nazi's Rock? Twaggies by twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"Man Finds Himself Featured in Post Secret Photo, But That's Not His Secret"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window