Fun With Skype Screen Grabs By James Callahan.

I figured it wouldn't be long until we began seeing more and more 'art' made from the latest tech apps and devices. We've already seen a wonderful series of illustrated versions of You Tube's most popular videos and seen how the New Yorker Magazine has featured covers created with an iPhone painting app.

Now, UK advertising art director, illustrator and photographer James Callahan has had some fun with screengrabs of his Skype video chats. His ongoing project which he calls Screengrabography is simply his superimposing of screen grabs from Skype chats over stock photos or art.

They are not super impressively composed or even that inventive (men's heads on women's bodies), but they are fun nevertheless and certainly simple enough for almost anyone to do. The results are good for a chuckle. And may just inspire you to start making a few of your own.

Extra points to James' friends Daisy and Joseph for being such good sports.

See James Callahan's portfolio here which includes some very impressive advertising and design work.


James callahan said...

Thanks for the mention. I'll be sure to make the next round more inventive. Anyone looking to be in the next round tweet me @mrjrcallahan
James Callahan

Laura Sweet said...

I truly hope you weren't offended by my comment regarding the inventiveness. The point was to show my readers that they were entertaining and yet accessible enough for those who wish to try on their own.

James Callahan said...

No, no not at all. It was the aim of the images. I created them during boring Skype chats. Simply wanted to entertain myself.
But seriously I would like to explore different ways the technique could work.
Thanks for the concern, and thanks loads for writing about them I really do appreciate the mention.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.