by Roger V. Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/2/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781663256218
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781532093050
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781532093043

About the Book

The sources of humor can be discovered everywhere at any time by almost anyone when careful, thorough observations are made. Photo Funnies is a collection of natural, unaltered photographs from across the United States that were personally discovered and photographed by the author. The book shows the abundant frequency of “hidden” or subtle humor that surrounds us every day. The book is organized into relevant, overlapping, and interrelated chapters: obviousness, health, safety, education, and recreation. Each chapter reveals how these shared, common activities and places each of us frequently encounter every day can be sources of humor. After initially observing each photo, ask yourself, “What do I physically see and what is its intended purpose or meaning?” Then, after more careful examination, ask yourself, “How else can this be interpreted?” Look for anything and everything that is unusual, strange, or out of the ordinary, such as misspellings, inconsistencies, ambiguities, and contradictions. Create several of your own interpretations or captions for each photo before you view the author’s caption below each photo. You can become a discoverer of “hidden” or subtle humor by asking the above two questions all the time with everything you see. The chapter titled “Make Your Own” tests your new, sharpened power of observation by matching Photo Funnies with the author’s creative captions. The sources of humor are everywhere and can be discovered by almost anyone when careful, thorough observations are made.

About the Author

Roger V. Smith has had a fascination with the connection between humor and photography (HUMOROGRAPHY) for over forty years. He has traveled extensively across the U. S., lived in ten states and now resides in Florida. His Photo fUNNIES have been exhibited in public libraries and schools, medical facilities, and community events in HI, CA, PA, MD, VA, FL and Washington, D. C. They have been published in the Washington D. C. Times Magazine (The World and I), the Honolulu HI Star-Bulletin newspaper and in weekly high school, college, and hospital periodicals.