I have been asked the following question: “Davide, do you think this photo is real?”.

My answer: with all the software available nowadays using effects, making collages and editing photos have become so easy, however let’s analyze:

First: in this photo, legendary martial arts guru Bruce Lee is pretending to be a DJ. He is using a pair of Technics SL-1200 turntables.

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According to wikipedia and this article Bruce Lee died in July 1973 .
The Technics SL-1200 was a series of turntables manufactured from October 1972 until 2010 by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics. In this specific photo, the Technics SL-1200 is in black color, which was produced in 1989 under the model name Technics SL-1200 MK3.

Let’s continue with the analasys.

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The headphones. I can’t really see what brand they are and the design seems to be too modern. Moreover you can tell that the headphones have been layered on the top of the face as the shadow and contours look imprecise.

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The LP sleeve in the back seems to be the one of Serato Scratch live as well as the labels on the vinyls.

 

So definetely this is not a real photo. Good job on editing and creating it though. Kudos.

Does anyone have any comments on this photo?