Ben and Allison’s Honeymoon Photos Used in Flickr Commercial
Both Allison and Ben are avid photographers, and take some fantastic pictures. It’s easily proven too, since Flickr decided to use
some A LOT of their honeymoon photos in a recent ad campaign for Photo Session.
It’s kind of mind-blowing, when you take a step back. Here, see for yourself:
A few things to clear up: No, that’s not Ben’s voice. They got some actor to do the voice-over. All the photos included don’t belong to Ben and Allison, but most of them do. And yes, they did receive compensation for this and Flickr was good about contacting them, and got permission.
How cool is this? When I first saw the commercial a day or so before it became public, it totally blew my mind. I remembered seeing all the photographs, but seeing them in such different context was very surprising and fun. I’m not sure just how Flickr came across these photos (possibly due to the video they made, possibly due to the Creative Commons license Ben used, possibly due to all the photos being awesome). But it’s great that they were found, and became such a central part of the campaign.
I’m reminded of that moment where someone told me that Liz and I looked happy – it came from someone I didn’t know, but served like some kind of impartial, outside proof or validation.
Here’s an interesting fact that Allison pointed out: she and Ben are now part of the “We’ve been in a commercial” club. I’ve done a commercial (for a toy called Linkits), and Justin did a spot for Trail’s End Popcorn.
Chris and Leslie? This is me, checking my watch and looking in your general direction…
Ben and Allison Get Married
Magic Icelandic: Ben And Allison’s Honeymoon Video
My Linkits Commercial (1987)
Trail’s End Popcorn Sales Training Video, Featuring Justin Stephenson
Finding Out Liz And I Look Happy