Fauxtograph: The Dude A-Strides

Sitting in the parking lot next to Tacos Delta this afternoon, I spied the iconic Silver Lake Walking Dude across the street on Sunset. Whenever I see him he’s either reading a newspaper or talking on his cellphone.

Instead of the straight pixels I snapped I decided to put the digitally zoomed image through a random series of Photoshop filtrations and here’s the end result (click to triplify):


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."