doctorow at May 30th, 2014 13:02 — #1
chgoliz at May 30th, 2014 13:08 — #2
Come on....you don't expect this guy to camp out in a normal VW minivan, do you?
kbert at May 30th, 2014 13:47 — #3
This looks real, I can tell by the suspension;
and I've seen a lot of camper-van suspensions in my day.
Furthermore, the pixels are perfect.
mcsnee at May 30th, 2014 13:55 — #4
The rust specks on the edging under the back two windows look suspiciously similarly placed on each of the three stories.
jlw at May 30th, 2014 14:00 — #5
Yeah, that is certainly a bus bearing a lot of weight. I would fear a crosswind.
ericjs at May 30th, 2014 14:00 — #6
and the perspective on the windows is all the same despite the height changing. def shopped.
kendotc at May 30th, 2014 14:07 — #7
And there's really no room in any of the 3 upper "stories" for anyone--since they're as tall as the windows on the actual van.
reverendloki at May 30th, 2014 14:31 — #8
Actually, my initial thought upon seeing the picture, before reading the accompanying text, was that if it wasn't a 'shop, then it had to be some burner-made "mobile art". That would look at home, if not maybe a tad too mundane, on the playa.
airshowfan at May 30th, 2014 14:32 — #9
What ericjs said. If this were real, each higher "ceiling" would look a little taller on the image, because you would be looking at each higher ceiling from a couple more feet farther below its plane. In the picture, however, all the inner ceilings are shown from the same angle, which is not possible unless the higher levels are wedge-shaped and tilt towards the viewer like a stack of binders.
But I was fooled for a few seconds there.
nixiebunny at May 30th, 2014 15:41 — #10
I don't see how it's hard to see that it's shooped. The perspective thing, the repeated windshield glare patterns, all those little clues that it's many copies of the same image, slightly doctored and stacked up.
Then again, I was also amazed that almost no one could tell at a glance that the 2004 Dan Rather Bush papers were done with Microsoft Word. That one screamed out at me... "Times New Roman!"
fogbert at May 30th, 2014 16:16 — #11
I had the exact same thought.
crenquis at May 30th, 2014 19:59 — #12
Just needs some outriggers...
michael_wendell at May 30th, 2014 23:04 — #13
Another indicator of it being a 'shop job is that they forgot to finish it. Take a look at the roof rack. They forgot to shorten the rack and the forward-most upright doesn't meet up with the drip-rail clamp.
Still, I'd love to see it putting around town, as long as said town didn't have any low-hanging wires or underpasses.
thaumatechnicia at May 31st, 2014 09:30 — #14
Well, it could be that only the roof shells' sides are mounted.
No great effort needed to figure it out, the perspective failure really gives it away.
brainspore at May 31st, 2014 14:44 — #15
I thought this class of vehicle wasn't visible to Muggle cameras.
rhyolite at June 1st, 2014 17:45 — #16
The original image is from here, pre-shooping:
catgrin at June 2nd, 2014 03:07 — #17
@Rhyolite Thanks! Didn't run a Google hunt for it for myself. Since you popped it up, I used it to make a perspective correct(ish) image with some windows dropped in to the lower level. I know this isn't a multistory, but I did it so people could see how perspective makes the framing inside the windows change. The dark area on the front window is just a quick fakey false wall dropped in behind where the front seats exist. I continued the wall and ocean behind, but didn't bother to do any light correction on 'em. This was mainly made for the perspective.
doctorow at June 4th, 2014 13:02 — #18
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