Clever “So God Made a Photographer” video plays off “Farmer” commercial from Super Bowl


posted Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 5:18 PM EST


If you watched the Super Bowl last month, or even if you didn't, you might have seen the popular "Farmer" commercial for Ram trucks, which features a slideshow of beautiful photos by a range of great photographers including William Albert Allard, Andy Anderson, Jim Arndt, Daniel Beltra, Mark Gooch and others. The only audio in the commercial is a speech by Paul Harvey entitled "So God Made a Farmer," playing in the background.

Santa Fe Workshops has taken that commercial and made it even more photo-centric with a clever new YouTube clip entitled "So God Made a Photographer (Ode to the Farmer)." The video, which you can see below, has a similar presentation as the truck commercial but focuses on photographers instead of farmers. It features the impressive work of a different group of photographers, including Norm Clasen, Jake Snider, Glenn Randall, Jennifer Spelman, Nevada Wier, Will Van Beckum, Dustin Samman, Paul Mobley, Marc Muench, Ian Shive, George DeWolfe, Michael Clark, Kurt Markus , Lydia Goetz, Aaron Huey, Andrew Southam, Norman Mauskopf, Erik Unger, David Robin, Eddie Soloway, Ari Espay, Joe McNally, Genevieve Russell, Arthur Meyerson and Deane Fitzmaurice.

There's even a Paul Harvey-like narrator with the text modified to celebrate photographers: "And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, 'I want to see what's going on down there.' So God made a photographer."