Heather Champ gets her wish April 16, 2003 10:12 AM   Subscribe

Heather Champ gets her wish: Moby does the mirror project.
posted by Pinwheel to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM (51 comments total)

Let's see him do the penis project. Then I'll be impressed.

maybe
posted by iconomy at 10:20 AM on April 16, 2003


Idiotic wannabe hipsters slinging Moby insults in 3.... 2.... 1.....
posted by eyeballkid at 10:22 AM on April 16, 2003


Nice one heather. That made me smile.
posted by walrus at 10:23 AM on April 16, 2003


I hate to say it, but that picture looks 'shopped.
posted by jpoulos at 11:04 AM on April 16, 2003


I don't know...he likes to take pics of himself in reflective surfaces.
posted by iconomy at 11:21 AM on April 16, 2003


eyeballkid: I may be idiotic, but I gotta say that was one boring fish story.
posted by ?! at 11:31 AM on April 16, 2003


It's a mammal.
posted by timeistight at 12:07 PM on April 16, 2003


The picture absolutely is 'shopped. Considering the angle of the mirror, he would actually have to be in the rest of the picture for the angles to work out. The silver wall of that stall in the background should show up in the mirror as well, but clearly doesn't. Compare the size of Moby's head to the size of the stall.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:13 PM on April 16, 2003


So, Moby's got a big head?
posted by Mid at 12:17 PM on April 16, 2003


While it could be faked, the angles, colors, and lighting all look plausable to me and I can't see why anyone would go to the extreme trouble of producing this. I know heather and friends have talked to Moby's contacts, and I'm sure they'd hear from them asap if this photo was a fake uploaded by an imposter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:17 PM on April 16, 2003


Here's a larger version from Moby's site. The detail in the larger version makes it look like it's a double exposure, but it's hard to tell. The detail you can see in the mirror in this version matches the detail in the rest of the bathroom, e.g. the bricks of the wall. Now that I look at it more closely, it looks like he photoshopped himself out of the picture on the leftside. You can still see a faint outline of his head and maybe his hands at the bottom. I think it's two pictures 'shopped together for an interesting effect.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:23 PM on April 16, 2003


monju, I think you got it right. His right hand seems to be the one holding the camera, which would put him where that smudginess is.
posted by soyjoy at 12:28 PM on April 16, 2003


You and Shaggy head down to Moby's blog while me and Velma canvas the Lower East Side for leads!
posted by RJ Reynolds at 2:35 PM on April 16, 2003


*rips off moby mask*

and i would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids!!!!
posted by amberglow at 2:57 PM on April 16, 2003


yeah, I think it's photoshopped as well. It's almost as if the camera is too far from the mirror to account for the size of him. It's almost as if he'd have to be standing in front of the person who actually took the picture.

and why is this in metatalk?
posted by crunchland at 2:57 PM on April 16, 2003


MetaFilter was full, so the thread overflowed into here.
posted by dg at 3:17 PM on April 16, 2003


what an ugly lookin' dude!
posted by mcsweetie at 3:43 PM on April 16, 2003


i think the mirror is a lot smaller than it looks.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:57 PM on April 16, 2003


I think there is a second, and maybe even third shooter involved.
posted by Hackworth at 4:05 PM on April 16, 2003


If you look in the bottom right hand corner of the mirror, I think that you can se a grassy knoll.
posted by iceberg273 at 4:17 PM on April 16, 2003


Also, if you listen closely to the photo you can hear Michael Moore booing.
posted by gluechunk at 4:37 PM on April 16, 2003


*gives Pinwheel 50 cents to call and tell someone who cares*
posted by dg at 5:50 PM on April 16, 2003


dg, Pinwheel was just following up on a previous metafilter thread.
posted by Hildago at 5:55 PM on April 16, 2003


Pinwheel was just following up on a previous metafilter thread.

Then it should either be in the previous thread or a new MetaFilter post. But it shouldn't be in MetaTalk.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:26 PM on April 16, 2003


If you don't care, dg, why comment in the thread?
posted by Vidiot at 6:33 PM on April 16, 2003


timeistight: whatever.
posted by ?! at 7:06 PM on April 16, 2003


Moby's from Connecticut, ya know.

And I was with a girl, who was...with a girl who was with moby. It's so sordid.
posted by jonmc at 7:27 PM on April 16, 2003


i think what's throwing people off is that it's a really tiny mirror? i thought it looked fake at first too.

interesting narcissistic two-fer: heather for expecting some celeb to submit to her site; and the celeb for actually submitting -- a photo of himself looking into a mirror.
posted by donkeyschlong at 7:54 PM on April 16, 2003


Moby's from Connecticut, ya know.

Not only that, but he was in a hardcore band called "The Vatican Commandos" back then too, at least according to this book.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:13 PM on April 16, 2003


Good question vidiot - I guess I just couldn't resist the combination of someone caring enough that someone else convinced someone else to take a photo of himself in a mirror to post it and the fact that it was posted to MetaTalk in the first place.

No serious insult intended, btw, just a bit of a poke.
posted by dg at 8:19 PM on April 16, 2003


so jonmc slept with moby?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:48 PM on April 16, 2003


"I was with a girl, who was...with a girl who was with moby"

["When you sleep with someone, you're sleeping with everyone that person has ever slept with"]

JON FUCKED MOBY, JON FUCKED MOBY!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:49 PM on April 16, 2003


This better not mean I've slept with Kevin Bacon.
posted by Hildago at 9:11 PM on April 16, 2003


I think it means everyone's slept with Kevin Bacon.
posted by timeistight at 9:24 PM on April 16, 2003


If Moby put a photo of his wang on the penisblog, I bet blogdex would explode.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:30 PM on April 16, 2003


*sigh*

i haven't told anyone here this yet, but i figure it's time:

i am a photoshop expert. it's like i'm the bruce lee of photoshopping, in other words.

moby hired me to make this picture. he paid me $5,000. but here's the hitch: if anyone finds out i made the picture, instead of it being the genuine article, i don't get the money. so . . . . can we keep this thing on the down-low, as the kids say? if you all email your bank account numbers, i will give you all a $100 tip. just shut the hell up about it. i was totally wasted when i did this. do you understand? drunkola. i can't believe you fools have nothing better to do than criticize my work. be kind! shush, shush.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:15 PM on April 16, 2003


Make it $110 and it's a deal
posted by dg at 10:22 PM on April 16, 2003


Wonderful. I have now heard a coherent sentence using the words "Moby" and "wang."
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:42 PM on April 16, 2003


Who's Moby again?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:09 AM on April 17, 2003


Who's Moby again?

Just some guy who slept with jonmc.
posted by eddydamascene at 12:20 AM on April 17, 2003


Does Pips know?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:33 AM on April 17, 2003


Yes.

But Mom dosen't.
posted by jonmc at 6:04 AM on April 17, 2003


jonmc: Yes, I do dear.
posted by ?! at 6:08 AM on April 17, 2003


you have a lot of explaining to do. You'll be hearing from me on next weeks Ricki Lake.
posted by jonmc at 6:13 AM on April 17, 2003




Wonderful. I have now heard a coherent sentence using the words "Moby" and "wang."

It would have been better if it was "Moby" and "dick".
posted by timeistight at 8:21 AM on April 17, 2003


OH MY GOD I HATE MOBY.
posted by xmutex at 10:37 AM on April 17, 2003


I don't think it's been wrangled with excessively in Photoshop. It looks like he used a low-light setting, and perhaps moved the camera or himself a little bit as he was taking the photo to get some of that smudgy effect. The light has that sweet intensity you get with low-light settings on digicams - most people have fun taking pictures of car brake lights or sparklers or candle light and whatnot, because of the smudge and blur and streak. At most, it looks like he might've tweaked contrast, and maybe a little color balancing.

Yay! I love the Mirror Project.
posted by wells at 11:20 AM on April 17, 2003


jonmc: Was he bald, ya know, all over?
posted by brittney at 4:27 PM on April 17, 2003


Actually, I think that there are two mirrors involved... one small one that we see in the picture, which the camera was pointed at, and another one, which Moby was actually looking into at the time and reflecting off of into the little mirror.
The moving lights are a result of the two-mirror thing, and the fact that the flash stopped the motion.
posted by SpecialK at 11:57 PM on April 17, 2003


celebrities are so cool.
posted by kv at 3:30 AM on April 18, 2003


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