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Brainy vs. Brain (317/365)

Brainy vs. Brain (317/365)

Posted to Flickr on 13 November 2010. Part of the Duel 365 series.

Brainy: Know-it-all among the other Smurfs in the village who fancies himself as Papa Smurf’s second-in-command and who is occasionally, and frustratingly, correct.

Brain: Genius-level laboratory mouse with genes that have been spliced whose nightly and elaborate schemes for world domination never seem to go according to plan.

If they had to fight, who would win?

#317 in the Duel 365 series.

Brainy Smurf and The Brain have also been seen together in these places:

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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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