I was browsing my collection of internet images and noticed an interesting sub-category: Pictures Lacking Context.
Photos that beg the question”What is going on here?”, and sometimes also “How did this image come about?”
In many cases I wilfully excluded the original source of the image from the filename when I saved it just to preserve the mystery, since I rather like them in their unexplained form.
1) Press Button To Operate Donkeys.
A very clear and straightforward sign. Wait, what?
2) Competitive Whaling?
3) Bridge Out Ahead. Use Alternative Routes.
Even if this may seem relatively straightforward, you still have to ask – where is the photo being taken from?
4) Hitler Photoshop
Clearly. But why bother? What does it meeeeeeeeeeeean?
5) Ritual Raccoon Throwing
The weirdest thing is everyone is acting as if this is expected behaviour. Even the raccoon.
6) Man Chases Ducks. Also, Walks On Water.
Look at this man. Now look at yourself. You are sitting at a computer. He is running on water after ducks. Consider everything else you could be doing instead of this.
7) Performance Mining
Not only can we mine an incredible hole in the middle of a lake, we also build roads all around it for no reason. Aliens viewing this must think we are trying to communicate something.
8) We Made This
Or stopped it? Or found it perhaps? They do seem somehow proud of themselves. This is the only clue.
9) The Law of Attraction
If you collect enough chairs in one space, more chairs will inevitably be drawn there. Right?
10) The Original
The image that defined the genre. Of course, it’s actually clear what has happened in this case.