YOU know you’ve taken an iconic shot when the parodies start, and Herald shooter Peter Stoop’s photo of a steamy Charlestown barbershop ticked all the right boxes.
And sure enough, Stoop’s shot – showcasing the, er, skills of Amanda South in The Man Cave Bikini Barbershop and Beardery – has been been lampooned by rival barber Ian Sanders. Who looks like this isn’t his first time at the rodeo.
After the bikini shot went berserk online and sparked debate on feminism, exploitation and how much you can actually enjoy a beer with a blade to your throat, Sanders’ version popped up on Instagram.
Comments ranged from ‘‘best photo ever’’ to ‘‘dear god I need to wash my eyes’’. Sanders works at Charles Nicholas Hairdressing on King Street, if you’re game.
WHEN Newcastle lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes tweeted a photo (Topics, November 27) with MP Tim Crakanthorp cropped out, people started asking questions.
Was it a snub, or an omission? Did whoever took the photo simply miss Mr Crakanthorp? Who took it, anyway?
Turns out, union organiser Daniel Wallace took it. The Newcastle Trades Hall Council official was miffed at the aspersions cast on his photography.
‘‘So the new Mayor Nuatali Nelmes has a crack at my photography.. #plentyofroomintheoriginal,’’ Mr Wallace tweeted us, alongside a wider, Crakanthorpy version of the shot.
This brings us to three versions of the troublesome photo: this one, Cr Nelmes’ tighter version, and another angle of the snap tweeted by Mr Crakanthorp (with him in it).
Maybe there’s something to this Photogate; then again, maybe not.
THE Minmi Magster Bob Skelton informs us it’s been so windy (Topics, November 26) that he saw a dog blown off a chain.
‘‘And it’s been so windy, I saw the same chook lay an egg four times,’’ adds the Magster.
‘‘IS there anything more frustrating,’’ groans Greg of Lambton, ‘‘than while on the phone to TPG to complain that your internet keeps dropping out, being told by the recorded message to go to the website for more information?’’
That’s probably in the top drawer of annoying things, Greg, along with sneezes that turn out to be false alarms, the ‘90s comedian Pauly Shore and people at sporting events who do the thumbs-up sign for ‘‘that’s gold’’. But we digress.
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Beer goggles anyone?
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