Faking It / by Matthew Thompson

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hosting a mesmerizing exhibition of photographic manipulation from the 19th and 20th centuries entitled, "Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop." The showcase, sponsored by Adobe and featuring photos from as far back as 1857, draws both parallels and distinctions between Photoshopped media and studio concoctions, digital images and gelatin prints, a cut/copy wiz kid and his stoop-backed great-grandfather tinkering in a darkroom outside Berlin.

Once again I'm dumbfounded by the restless ingenuity of our creative minds. "Strawberry Fields" was recorded on a four track and this is itself a kind of miraculous invention. Also, the conspicuous amount decapitation photos is absolutely hilarious.