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Vincent van Gogh vs. V.I.N.CENT (205/365)

Vincent van Gogh vs. V.I.N.CENT (205/365)

Posted to Flickr on 24 July 2010. Part of the Duel 365 series.

Vincent van Gogh: Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art, and who led a tragic life enduring bouts of mental illness and died largely unknown.

VINCENT: "Vital Information Necessary CENTralized" robot in the 22nd century serving aboard the U.S.S. Palomino, an exploration vessel that discovered tragedy near a black hole.

If they had to fight, who would win?

#205 in the Duel 365 series.


These two Vincents have also been seen together here:

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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Duel 365

Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.


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