Every once in a while - a new photo-taking trend comes along that causes us to scratch our heads. Several years ago, it was planking.
Now, there's a new trend that many people are going nuts (literally) for. It's called Nutscaping - a photo-taking trend involving taking a guy's testicle hovering over a majestic and scenic scenery.
Started in New Zealand in 2007, the Nutscapes website describes the trend as 'real selfies for men'. Clancy Philbrick, the founder said the website came from an enlightening trip of sorts to New Zealand.
“I was on a solo backpacking trip in the New Zealand,” he told BuzzFeed Life. “While on top of a mountain looking out at this amazing concave glacier in the distance, I felt a great gratitude for my surroundings and a primal urge to connect on a deeper level with Mother Nature. Next thing I knew I was taking a picture of my balls dipping into the negative space above a glacier.”buzzfeed.com
He even has a rather detailed explanation at how the trend can cause social impact and how it has 'great artistic depth'
"I believe Nutscapes has great artistic depth because it touches upon both a low-brow vulgarity and a high-brow concept," Philbrick told Mashable in an email. "Simply, testes are f*cking funny. Always have been; always will be. They add humor to a subject matter, landscape photography, that is typically a little dry."mashable.com
While many would take this as a joke, Clancy seems pretty adamant that it would bring real social impact
Likening these shots as selfies, he originally started with photos of his family jewels, he has started accepting submissions from other people
"The testes create a unique shift in the traditional regard for landscape photography, in which the subject is typically in the middle ground, while also clearly placing the photographer, a component that is almost always out of the frame, squarely within the photograph. It’s like a new selfie of sorts," Philbrick mused.dailydot.com
So, how does one nutscape? Glad you asked because there's a handy guide on how it’s done.
You know it's gonna be serious when there are "diagrams to come."
The nutscape Instagram acccount has been suspended.
Meanwhile, a Canadian is launching an Indiegogo campaign to get a ballsack satchel mass produced. Don't ask why...
This word we live in isn't short of weird stuff. For starters, how about a sport that involves playing with a dead goat carcass?