Cars, shopping carts and even track hurdles are replaced with human models in this series by Frauke Thielking. The German photographer creates hilarious shots in public areas, having his models pose in parking lots, on train tracks, pools and more. The concept might not be obvious to some at first, as the people almost look like they're on their knees praying rather than acting as shopping carts in a cart corral at the local supermarket. My favorite of the series shows humans bent over on a track, acting as hurdles while the actual inanimate hurdles "sit" in the benches, like an audience.
These Frauke Thielking photos show how just how silly people look when they're taken out of regular situations. As planking, horsemanning and owling continue to take over photoblogs and Facebook, it's only a matter of time before more pictures like these Frauke Thielking shots emerge.