Sunday, July 31, 2011

Planking Photography

Planking on the grass
The fine art of planking, where people are photographed face down with stiffened arms and legs, has already swept out of Australia and taken the world by storm. Formally called “the laying down game,” it has encouraged people to produce surprising and surreal images that have entertained millions of people all over the world.

Planking is a fast-growing, but possibly dangerous, game – started in England, most popular in Australia, but spreading worldwide – in online society where people post up their pictures of lying down on some of the most unusual and obscure places.
How does one plank? The rules are simple. The planker (person who planks) lies face down, palms attached to the side, and pretends to be a wooden board. The more innovative is the setting, the more attention you get.

This is a movie from Jesica Soho Reports featuring The Planking Photography:

People have been planking on the street, on popular tourist places, outdoor grill, on a basketball hoop, and even on an airplane and post their pictures in online social networking groups such as Facebook. The numbers are keep increasing and there are now several Facebook pages with over 100,000 “likes”.

1 comment:

  1. I'm wishing to plank somewhere that has a good ambiance... :-)


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