What famous photos would look like with cheesy watermarks


posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM EDT


I'm not a big fan of watermarks on photos: never have been, never will. They are, of course, a necessary evil for protecting your images from being stolen but sometimes I feel the type of watermark a photographer uses on his or her photos can show a surprising lack of taste.

Kip Praslowicz has a hilarious send-up of cheesy watermarking on photos in this satirical post on his blog: "What if The Masters of Photography Used Horrendous Watermarks?"

He writes:

"[M]any amateur photographs spend more time putting elaborate watermarks on their images than they do making images worth stealing. This led to a second thought that I don't really recall ever seeing the photographs of famous art photographers with a gaudy watermark."

Check some of them out below, which give the ugly watermark treatment to photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Eggleston, Sally Mann and others. They're a hoot.

(Via Reddit)