Aug 22, 2011

The Birth of a Meta-Picture

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So last year on Reddit, a member asked a simple question: Hey Reddit, what tattoos do you have?
Amongst the hundreds of replies was a seemingly innocent photograph by a user named Saend (pictured above) who added:

Please don’t ask me how I managed to take this picture…

Of course, being the upstanding online community that Reddit is, a user promptly asked:

“I want a picture of you managing to take that picture.” – deathofregret

 

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“Wait a minute…if your camera is in the picture of you taking the picture… HOW DID YOU TAKE THE PICTURE OF YOU TAKING THE PICTURE? I demand answers and/or declare it witchcraft.” – Reddit user al_diablo

 

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“You brilliant son of a bitch! SHOW US ONE MORE LEVEL!” – Reddit user Azured

 

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And that my friends, is the birth of a meta-picture

 

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“Yo dawg, I heard you like taking pictures. So we took a picture of you taking a picture of you taking a picture, and used a mirror to take a picture of the camera we used to take your picture.” – Reddit user EggshellWhyte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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