Where is this image from?
January 18, 2011 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know the source of this image of two elderly women drinking with a young man in the foreground? One of the women is vomiting in the background. The filename is either "saturdaynight" or "grannyparty." I had assumed it was a relic from someone's photo collection but a friend recently informed me it was part of a larger project and set up.
posted by photoslob to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It looks like the sort of thing they post to Sorry I Missed Your Party. I looked through a few archive pages and didn't see it, but it might be in there somewhere.
posted by phoebus at 11:04 AM on January 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

Very curious picture. I TinEyed it and found a lot of other sites using it. It'd be a daunting task, suitable only as a last-resort, but you could delve through those 116 matches if nothing else presents itself. I've had success using this method in the past. (As well as time-wasting, complete failures... in the interest of full-disclosure).
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 11:04 AM on January 18, 2011

Response by poster: I tineye'd it as well and dove in but didn't get very far. It's been plastered all over the internet.
posted by photoslob at 11:07 AM on January 18, 2011

One of the TinEye urls references Vogue Hommes, perhaps it was an editorial there at some point?
posted by artlung at 11:09 AM on January 18, 2011

I've been seeing that photo for about a year.

If you really have the fortitude for it, you could take those hits from TinEye (and I didn't see anything too promising myself), download each one, then go through the EXIF data, see if you could find dates. I'm not precisely sure how TinEye's "Most Changed" works (EXIF? Dates spidered? Error level analysis?) but that seems like the way to trace far back.
posted by adipocere at 11:10 AM on January 18, 2011

I think I recall this being someone's photography project.
posted by sanka at 11:11 AM on January 18, 2011

Best answer: it's David Lachappelle from his recollections in america series.
posted by nadawi at 11:12 AM on January 18, 2011 [5 favorites]

LaChapelle, even

and it was shot in 2006 - well into his career.
posted by nadawi at 11:13 AM on January 18, 2011

oh - not shot - he claims they are found photos that have been "manipulated."

i really should make a complete thought before i hit post.
posted by nadawi at 11:15 AM on January 18, 2011

Response by poster: damnit, Lachappelle?! I can't stand his work but that image is absolutely genius. Like finding out the prime rib you're enjoying is actually spam.

Thanks everyone.
posted by photoslob at 11:19 AM on January 18, 2011 [2 favorites]

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