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This Photo of a Potato Sold for Over $1,000,000
petapixel.com ^ | 01/21/2016 | MIchael Zhang

Posted on 01/22/2016 6:56:52 AM PST by BenLurkin

The photo, titled "Potato #345 (2010)," is by photographer Kevin Abosch, who charges huge fees to shoot portraits of famous business people in the Silicon Valley tech industry.

Business Insider reports that Abosch's "iconic black backdrop" portraits have become a sort of status symbol among the elites of business and entertainment — the rich and famous pay over $150,000 for a photo shoot with Abosch, and up to $500,000 if commercial usage is included.

In addition to shooting pricey portraits, Abosch is also a fine art photographer, and that’s how the potato photo came about.

"Kevin likes potatoes because they, like people are all different yet immediately identifiable as being essentially of the same species," his studio tells PetaPixel. "He has photographed many potatoes. This one is one of his favorites."

(Excerpt) Read more at petapixel.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: kevinabosch; photo; potato
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1 posted on 01/22/2016 6:56:52 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

What is it with potatoes? This guy is also making a fortune mailing people potatoes........

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/19/this-guy-makes-10000-a-month-shipping-potatoes.html


2 posted on 01/22/2016 6:59:33 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Can we please kill the guy already who invented the saying "My bad"?)
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To: BenLurkin

Uh NO.......just no......


3 posted on 01/22/2016 6:59:55 AM PST by annieokie
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To: BenLurkin

Wow. Money well spent. Huzzah.

SMH


4 posted on 01/22/2016 7:01:17 AM PST by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: BenLurkin

Some people have to brag about how rich they are by doing absurd things. I think they lack imagination and maturity and have a paucity of sense.


5 posted on 01/22/2016 7:03:03 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: newgeezer

Dude!


6 posted on 01/22/2016 7:04:04 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: annieokie

It’s ART, donchaknow


7 posted on 01/22/2016 7:04:08 AM PST by stormhill
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To: BenLurkin

One of Neptune’s hitherto unknown moons?


8 posted on 01/22/2016 7:04:19 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: cld51860

I guess I should work with potatoes instead of talent.


9 posted on 01/22/2016 7:04:58 AM PST by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: BenLurkin

Wouldn’t have gone a penny over $900,000.


10 posted on 01/22/2016 7:05:46 AM PST by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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To: BenLurkin

Mao supposedly once said something to the effect of ‘china could not even launch a potato into space.’ He should have talked with this guy.


11 posted on 01/22/2016 7:06:30 AM PST by posterchild
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To: BenLurkin

It’s not even a Yukon Gold...feh.


12 posted on 01/22/2016 7:06:37 AM PST by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Taters been real good to me as well...real good.

13 posted on 01/22/2016 7:07:03 AM PST by Covenantor (Men are ruled..e.by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern - Chesterton)
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To: BenLurkin

Remember the pet rock fad? there are a lot of jerks with a lot of extra money.


14 posted on 01/22/2016 7:07:35 AM PST by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: BenLurkin
Say what?


15 posted on 01/22/2016 7:08:02 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmm. Mountains and flat plains from volcanic eruptions. A few meteoric impacts and a most interesting feature (unexplained for now) near the horizon. What was the name of this asteroid and when is the next flyby?


16 posted on 01/22/2016 7:08:46 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: bramps
Wouldn’t have gone a penny over $900,000.

It's obvious you have no appreciation for "art". lol

17 posted on 01/22/2016 7:09:26 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi! My vote is going to Cruz.)
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To: I want the USA back

Tell ya what, in 100 years, if you have an original pet rock, you WILL have some serious bucks!


18 posted on 01/22/2016 7:11:16 AM PST by djf ("It's not about being nice, it's about being competent!" - Donald Trump)
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To: stormhill

PORN...and I won’t explain that one.


19 posted on 01/22/2016 7:11:29 AM PST by annieokie
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To: BenLurkin

20 posted on 01/22/2016 7:12:15 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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