Anti-Paparazzi Scarf Ruins Flash Photography

July 5, 2016

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This is the Anti-Paparazzi Scarf developed by Saif Siddiqui, who came up with the idea for a highly reflective scarf after a bike reflector ruined one of his photographs, presumably while trying to take a picture of a bicycle's tits. Previously: this other line of anti-paparazzi wear. The scarf has hit mass production but the cheapest model will set you back around $268, making it significantly cheaper to just cover yourself in bike reflectors. Also, the scarf only works with flash photography, so don't think you're safe running around during daylight hours with no pants on and a scarf wrapped around your head. I mean, if you care about people taking pictures of you. You know what I do to prevent the paparazzi from taking pictures of me? Not be famous. It works amazing. Still, I would love one of these for photobombing group photos at the bar. Surprise, it's me again, girls!

Keep going for a shot of DMX demonstrating his scarf, because apparently that's how Ruff Ryders roll.

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Thanks to n0nentity, who only shows up in photos as a wisp of smoke. Creepy!

  • What?! Really?! Why do they have to this? I don't get it.

    http://www.edgephotography....

  • Can't wait to see this on Buzzfeed. "Racist Scarf Makes Everyone Appear in Blackface! I Simply Can't Even!"

  • GeneralDisorder

    You should be pitching this article to Buzzfeed so they pay you to write it.

  • "If you thought your clothes were safe from bigotry, you're about to realize what a complete idiot you are! It's confirmed, scientist of the Third Reich and Jim Crow fashionistas have combined to create a material that instantly turns you into a hate monger! Are you outraged?! YOU SHOULD BE! Check out these GRAPHIC photos! Number 3 will give you PTSD!"

  • GeneralDisorder

    My goodness! You're hired! Wait. I don't have that authority. But you really simulated the Buzzfeed experience.

  • FearlessFarris

    DMX is really going to disappoint people who want a picture to remember who valeted their car.

  • Robert Grimm

    That doesn't seem like it would be effective if you know how to use a camera with manual exposure. Sure, the scarf will be massively overexposed, but with manual exposure, everything else would still be properly exposed. The scarf can be easily fixed in Photoshop or, for film shooters, with a simple exposure mask in printing if you use a diffusion enlarger.

  • ToyBoxofGuns

    There is also some anti-photography underwear made by a man named Suqa Maddiq.

  • Brilliant.

  • Markus

    This effect works only if the flash is near the lens (i.e. if you use a smart phone or a pocket camera). It does not work when the distance (actually it's the angle) is bigger like it's the case on basically all professional cameras. So it does help against average people but NOT against paparazzi.

  • Roronoa Zoro

    Celebrities won't buy it, they want to be seen tripping out of nightclubs and flashing their pants getting into taxi's.

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