The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Bet you looked some of them up though!

I love April fool`s day, spotting the joke articles and ideas is fun. I have been caught out before. But some are easy: like the idea that the print edition of the Guardian will disappear and all the news transferred to twitter (best not laugh too loudly though, the way the print media is going at the moment it could happen) or better yet the request I just got through from a stock agency here:

Date        : 1st April 2009
Deadline    : 1st April 2009
Request No.8825
Request Title: VARIOUS GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY/WILDLIFE
Request:
a polar bear chasing/eating a penguin in the wild

either ships or sailors of the Bhutan navy

a tiger in the wild in Africa

a boat or ship on the Sea of Tranquility

aerial view of the coastline of Bolivia

a view of Russia as seen from Alaska (ref: Sarah Palin)

historical image of workers digging the Mariana Trench

the Great Wall of China as seen from the moon

soldiers of the Costa Rican army

Format      : either landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)
Use          : editorial
Budget
Other Usage      : UK£100.00

Buyer Rating : (no rating)
Country      : United Kingdom

Chortle, Chortle, Chortle

Damon

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2 responses

  1. I’m still trying to decide what I should pull on my family later.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm

  2. Andy

    And I think the joke is on them for one of those requests at least.
    Bolivia had a coastline until the 1879-83 war with Chile and to this day still maintains a naval force

    http://tinyurl.com/dav7bp

    April 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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