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Okay, so I’ve been looking at these two photos by Charles Ebbets called Lunch atop a Skyscraper and Men Asleep on Girder, respectively, and I don’t know, both of these photos seem kind of sketchy to me. My first thought is who the fuck eats on a girder hundreds of feet above stable ground and my second one is who the fuck takes a fucking nap on a fucking girder hundreds of feet above stable ground. And one of the first things I noticed in both photographs is the subtle, almost imperceptible and illogical halo surrounding the men. I’m no photography expert or photography inspector, but that seems very strange to me. Why is there a halo around just the men, and nowhere else? The areas around the men seem to be whiter than the rest of the areas, which I just find strange and sketchy. I don’t know what I’m trying to imply exactly. Photoshop obviously didn’t exist back then, but even then there were ways to manipulate photographs. Eh, maybe I’m just looking too much into it, but after Photoshopping for so many years, I tend to smell fakes from a mile away. This is one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century so my accusation is extremely audacious, but I can’t seem to get out of it.

Okay, so I’ve been looking at these two photos by Charles Ebbets called Lunch atop a Skyscraper and Men Asleep on Girder, respectively, and I don’t know, both of these photos seem kind of sketchy to me. My first thought is who the fuck eats on a girder hundreds of feet above stable ground and my second one is who the fuck takes a fucking nap on a fucking girder hundreds of feet above stable ground. And one of the first things I noticed in both photographs is the subtle, almost imperceptible and illogical halo surrounding the men. I’m no photography expert or photography inspector, but that seems very strange to me. Why is there a halo around just the men, and nowhere else? The areas around the men seem to be whiter than the rest of the areas, which I just find strange and sketchy. I don’t know what I’m trying to imply exactly. Photoshop obviously didn’t exist back then, but even then there were ways to manipulate photographs. Eh, maybe I’m just looking too much into it, but after Photoshopping for so many years, I tend to smell fakes from a mile away. This is one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century so my accusation is extremely audacious, but I can’t seem to get out of it.

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