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Friday, 2 September 2011


Readers of Retrospace know that one of the purposes of Found Photos posts is to try to figure out what the hell is going on. So, that being said, I don't think you could ask for a better picture than the one above.  Sure, it could be just a boring shot of a couple lounging around the house... or maybe just maybe there's something interesting going on here...

The clues:
A chair with a Coca-Cola can in the center
A coffee mug, a deck of cards, and a book(?)
A very disturbing cutout of a face hanging on the wall
And, finally, a woman smoking a cigarette whilst a man lays asleep/dead on the wood floor

I tried to zoom in and refine the picture on the wall, but I still can't get a handle on what it is.  A demonic clown?


The questions:
They are obviously in a bedroom; so, why would the man choose to sleep on the hard wood floor?
Why is the woman's face cut out of the picture? Why is she standing while he sleeps?

The Retrospace Hypothesis:
The man was sitting on the floor drinking coffee and playing solitaire.  The woman in cowboy boots (an ex girlfriend? a jilted lover?) and her accomplice (the photographer) comes in and sets her Coke down on the chair and shoots him in the upper chest area.  After the dirty deed is done, she lights a cigarette while her accomplice snaps a Polaroid - being sure not to take a picture of the murderess' face.... but being sure to get their calling card, the demonic clown, in the frame.

Got a better idea?

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