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Absurdist Film Mocking Photography

Tom Feiler Captures Picture Perfect Chaos in Surrealist Shots

— June 30, 2011 — Fashion
Tom Feiler's absurdist style of photography serves as a biting parody of conventional Hollywood fare, while including a strong element of fantastical comedic sensibilities. Using the pitch-perfect tenets of conventional movie marketing, Tom Feiler creates idyllic photographs but rapidly altered to include an outlandish dimension that takes the photograph to the realm of the surreal.

In this collection of Tom Feiler photos, we see a well-dressed and traditional looking family seated at dinner, with a massive (and unsightly) foot playing the role of daughter's boyfriend. Imagine it as 'Meet the Parents' with an incredibly unusual twist. Another memorable shot shows the young woman seated on her bed with beau, the big foot, as someone enters the room. The absurdity of the image is betrayed by the young girl's blank facial expression, giving the image the ridiculous surreal element that separate Tom Feiler's photographs from the others.

It should be no surprise that Tom Feiler has been the recipient of many awards throughout his career. Some of the organizations that have given Tom Feiler awards include: The Cannes International Advertising Festival, the Canadian Marketing Awards, and the One Show. His work has also been featured in ads for MTV, Toyota, and Bell Canada.

Tom Feiler currently resides in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

Implications - Any company that seeks to create eye-catching advertising would be wise to invest in marketing that features unrealistic or absurdist images. By attracting the attention of potential consumers who initially have trouble understanding the marketing, the company creates a buzz in their marketing and ensures that potential consumers look deeper. The power of this confusing (and memorable) marketing immediately increases brand awareness and interest.