7 Great Photobombs and Their Subversive Delights
It would be easy enough to supplement my case for the digital-image supremacy of the photobomb with an overwhelming list.
But less is more. So here is a concise set of photobomb examples, along with what makes each both delightful and significant. Think of it as a mini-taxonomy of the photobomb idea — seven ways photobombs both undermine stage-managed images, both intentionally and accidentally, and seven ways photobombs make photographs better in the process.
1. The celeb photobombing celebs.
There are plenty of case studies to point to, but Benedict Cumberbatch makes an effective mockery of a red-carpet moment here: a great instance of an image-culture veteran knowing how to undermine image culture. Picture via BuzzFeed.
2. The celeb photobombing a fan.
3. The celeb photobomber.
4. The celeb-photobombing pol.
Politicians are photo-op fiends — and have engaged in their own version of strategic photobombing (planting themselves strategically around the president, for instance) for years. More recently, we’ve evidence of the presidential family photobombing one another.