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Monday, 19 September 2011


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He could also be a time traveller like in the "Twelve Monkeys."

In similar news, The Daguerreian Society is auctioning off Anne Rice's Daguerreotype collection one by one. Of course with the word Vampire in the title.

I also seem to remember a Christian Bale tintype too but I can't find the link anymore.


The Q&A was gold, here's a gem:

Q: Nick Cage has aged terribly in the past 10 years, he's obviously not been drinking his daily amount of blood to stay young Aug-01-11

A: My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor "Nicolas Cage" will "die"... but in reality, the undead vampire "Nicolas Cage" will have rejuvenated himself and appeared in some other part of the world, young again, and ready to start all over. From time to time somebody might mention to him that he bears a slight resemblance to the young version that dead American actor, whose name they can't recall, but eventually, those occurrences will stop altogether.

Obviously, "Nicolas Cage" is the Doctor.

I thought vampires didn't show up in photos, or is that just mirrors?

Or a self-contained twin like in "Adaptation."


Interesting. Common wisdom is that the prisoners in the civil war were treated in an awful way. And here prisoner of war Nicholas Cage lookalike sits nicely dressed on a cosy stool and smiles into the camera! Of course, it can be propaganda. I would like to know more about it.

Well I dont believe everything the media says anyway, if it were true they would deny it anyway. The fact is he does look like nicolas cage, and further more since someone out there knows who this man is why is there no records online linking this to the name you all just made up. And is this an official prisoner uniform ?

> I thought vampires didn't show up in photos, or is that just mirrors?

Just mirrors. That means that you can't manually or auto-focus on them though, since mirrors are involved. You could see them with a Leica M, but not focus using the rangefinder mechanism. You would really be best of with an electronic viewfinder camera, although the exposure mechanism may also use a mirror, meaning that even if you could focus, you could not set the exposure correctly.

I recommend a 10x8 camera for making vampire portraits.

Jared Leto hasn't aged a year over 20, either. All celebrities are vampires. Watch TuPac and Biggie be hiding out somewhere in the Andes.

Of course vampires can be photographed; I've seen Nicholas Cage in loads of films! : )

But composing the photo with any camera that has a mirror in the viewfinder optics is not so easy. Aren't we lucky now we have 'live' view. : o

Londa, There's info here about this Lut. G.B Smith. All I did was google his name and got several links.

If you can actually undead and not lived like a zombie, just suck other people's blood ... what would you do.

Obviously starting a religion and create an army would be logically, assume there is way to organise it (and you would not be killed by your follower or v killer.

I am not sure to be a star is a good strategy, Christopher Lee aside. Cage ... not a good idea.

But back to original question, what would you do if you are undead.

Or some other thought ... that you live the time Jesus was undead as well. What you said to know that there is a God and he would come after you and you are undead.

Time to practice my adult piano.

Ah, Vampire's Kiss, one of my favorite vampire movies. I wonder if anyone has started a website yet for old photo star look-alikes. Sounds like a good use of various public photo archives for someone with too much time.

Well, if he's not a vampire, the great film "Ravenous" comes to mind... an outpost of Civil War officers learn that you can live forever and become really powerful via the wonders of cannibalism. Maybe that's how he did it.

In case you hadn't found it already, here is more to the photography aspect of this story:


These days, I suppose the prisoner of war would steal a laptop from the prison hospital and set up a lightroom.

The picture is obviously a fake. Looks like he used the old photobooth program on his ipad.

Oh, I just noticed you spelled his name Nicholas but it is really spelled Nicolas.

Actually his name was Nicolas Kim Coppola until he changed it in an attempt to hid his relationship to his uncle Francis Ford "Godfather" Coppola. The whole "Nicolas Cage is a vampire" thing is undoubtedly the result of his brief stint as the son-in-law of Elvis "the King of the un-dead" Presley. Fortunately for Cage it left him somewhat vampire-ish rather than turning him into an almost zombie like his immediate predecessor Michael Jackson.

The Coppola / Presley vast conspiracy to take over the world is hidden in plain site by casting Cage in a series of critically acclaimed* movies involving vast supernatural conspiracies in order to confuse the public into thinking it's all a movie.

*Ok, I'm just making the critically acclaimed part up. In reality his cousins Jason Schwartzman and Sophia Copolla are spearheading the highbrow part of the conspiracy.

I am curious what the expertise on photo editing says. How could it be spotted if this is a fake or not? Pixel structure? Shift in sharpness? Etc.

Then who the Hell is Dick Clark?!?

it doesn't have to be a vampire to have a century age, in facts. i just agree the nearly impossible statement about being a time traveller.

Modern mirrors use aluminum, rather than silver, don't they? So vampires might show up in them (or maybe not; I seem to recall they don't reflect in water, either, which makes it not just a "silver" thing).

I kind of like attributing it to "silver", a "noble" metal, refusing to reflect the evil vampires. This would suggest that film wouldn't record them -- but digital sensors would.

(There are a bunch of vampire myths around the world, which don't all agree on the details, and I believe a lot of B movies just made things up to be convenient.)

I knew it! The guy looked kinda pale to me.

If you needed more proof...


-Hunter Jon

I would think they put out their the whole idea of just what a vampire is etc... So that we would never recognize one when we see them...also I would say they have evolved like the rest of the world...i bet they feed off of energy more then anything now a days!
I bet it also MYTH that they cant see their reflection...but us stupid humans believe were not among vampires bc everyone reflects...
"Somewhere over the rainbow" they put on a show, for you never to know, so they could continue to grow...

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