Self-Portrait with 100 Cans of Silly String

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Published! In JPG Magazine Issue 19
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© Andrew Crooks
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50 responses

  • Jack Storey

    Jack Storey (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    great lighting.

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    Holy shit - I'm not buying this in "Zen" but I sure like it. one of a kind, in't it?

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    great. did you get an NEA grant for all the string?

  • Christine Leman

    Christine Leman said (2 Oct 2008):

    How many children have you just inspired to go out and do this? The wrath of 1000 angry mothers will be on you now, lol ;)

  • Tomitheos

    Tomitheos said (2 Oct 2008):

    this is brilliant

  • Katy Wimer

    Katy Wimer gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    Weirldy brilliant! Love the bright colors against the background. You have a colorful personality, my friend. Rock on.

  • Nora Kubach

    Nora Kubach (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    whoa very cool!

  • mean MR mustard

    mean MR mustard (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    fucking amazing!!

  • Adrienne Darnell

    Adrienne Darnell said (3 Oct 2008):

    whoa this is awesome. bar far one of my favorites on here

  • Bostjan Kosir

    Bostjan Kosir gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    Wow! This is stunning!

  • Aireekah Laudert

    Aireekah Laudert gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    haha This is fantastic! Silly string materializing into some kind of strange creature! This seems very "aliens in candyland" to me...

  • Chastity Matysik

    Chastity Matysik gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    I was looking through the JPG Mag, saw your pic. Let me just say, that you are an Amazing and Brilliant Artist! Very Cool!

  • A F

    A F gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    congrats on being published

  • Daniella Lucana .

    Daniella Lucana . gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    again. truly amazing.

  • Aireekah Laudert

    Aireekah Laudert gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    I was stoked to see a two page spread of this in jpg mag! Congrats!

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Hey, did I not say this was a cool picture? (I thought I left props earlier but maybe it was in an email.) Congrats on being published!

  • Evan Whisenant

    Evan Whisenant (Deleted) said (10 Dec 2008):

    its a good thing there were no open flames around when you did this!

  • Mandie Callis

    Mandie Callis gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Very creative :)

  • KY M................

    KY M................ said (12 Dec 2008):


  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    very cool. zen. my vote.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    interesting take on the must have a long timer !!

  • Stacey Childs

    Stacey Childs gave props (15 Dec 2008):


  • Adam Ward

    Adam Ward said (16 Dec 2008):

    great idea. minamilistic human form

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Such stillness it must have took while preparing for this capture!

  • Rachael Carlson

    Rachael Carlson gave props (18 Dec 2008):


  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    did you use a cable release? honestly I'm intrigued on how you could do this alone - you're a genius obviously...

  • Mandie Callis

    Mandie Callis gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Your photos are so unique in composition. I'm drawn to them for some reason. You're very creative. Congrats on this one being published!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (6 Jan 2009):

    SO creative, funny, and interesting. Lovely textures!

  • Nima Taradji

    Nima Taradji (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2009):

    Hey, wasn't this photo published already? Thoyught I saw it in the current issue-

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    awesome! I love your shots! Voted

  • Shant Kiraz

    Shant Kiraz said (25 Jan 2009):

    you had a wireless trigger?

  • Florence Berluteau

    Florence Berluteau gave props (2 Feb 2009):

    truly original!

  • Peter Nowicki

    Peter Nowicki said (21 Feb 2009):

    Amazing shot :) Congratulations.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (3 Mar 2009):

    very cool

  • ! Ashley Payne

    ! Ashley Payne said (3 Apr 2009):

    this is a great idea! lighting and colors are perfect, great shot!

  • Thomas Brandenburg

    Thomas Brandenburg said (12 May 2009):

    I don't know if I would catagorize this as zen,
    but it is very unique and creative, not to mention
    the masterful control of lighting and composition.

  • Gilbert Rondilla

    Gilbert Rondilla gave props (26 May 2009):

    interesting :D

  • Esther Peltzmann

    Esther Peltzmann gave props (22 Jun 2009):


  • Elise Kihntopf

    Elise Kihntopf gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    SO COOL!! Great idea and carried out very well!! KUDOS!

  • Hannah MItchell

    Hannah MItchell gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    whoa this is awesome. by far one of the best photos in zen

  • Michael Griffey

    Michael Griffey gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    I like it! Just far enough over the edge of sanity without falling off!

  • Amy Masson

    Amy Masson said (14 Oct 2009):


  • Sophia Rudman

    Sophia Rudman gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    wow amazing i think that anyone would want to try that out! nice colors too

  • rachelrobichaux

    rachelrobichaux gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    this is awesome. you have an incredibly unique gallery.

  • Alexandra

    Alexandra gave props (28 May 2010):

    wow I love your backgrounds.

  • Apple Villalobos

    Apple Villalobos said (15 Aug 2010):

    i wonder how long you had to do this.:D

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (27 Sep 2010):

    amazing stuff

  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2010):


  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (16 Feb 2011):

    wow.. i like

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