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Social Media Life Ring Rescue

A life ring, or life preserver, flies towards the viewer through stormy skies in this image about being rescued by the crowd using social media and networking in this stock photo.
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Social Networking Resources To The Rescue

Social networking as a resource comes to the rescue in this image of a life ring or life preserver created from hundreds of social media portraits. The life preserver is sailing out through stormy skies, with a rope trailing behind it, in a metaphor for rescue, salvation and hope. The life preserver is a powerful, iconic symbol of being rescued and saved, and when "wrapped" with over a hundred individual portraits, the message of social media to the rescue is clear and creative! The stormy skies can be interpreted as indicative of turmoil in the digital age, and can be seen as either clearing skies or impending problems. 

The "Crowd", Tribes, Communities, Fans And Life Rings

The "crowd", tribes, communities and fans are all seen to be "rescuers" and sources of help and assistance by creating a photograph of a life ring created with faces from the crowd. A social networking life preserver can be used to advertise a wide range of products and services aimed at businesses and individuals, and can also be applied to editorial needs. The image has been created to work equally well when cropped to square, vertical or horizontal with abundant copy space for the design needs of art directors, photo editors and designers. The image gains visual impact from the dramatic storm clouds and the angle of the lifer preserver. Even the rope that trails off into the distance adds to the feeling of depth and dimensionality. Every model pictured in the picture has a signed model release on file. 

Unique And Unusual Social Media Photos

This image certainly qualifies as a unique and unusual social media photo, and represents a tremendous amount of time and effort. To begin with, to create this social networking image required drawing upon years of commercial work of shooting models for various projects. Well over a hundred model portraits were combined to create a background montage of faces. That montage was then texture-mapped to a life preserves shape, which was then combined with a photo of a life ring to add the perimeter rope handles and a further feeling of reality. A rope was captured separately, shaped with Photoshop tools, and added in to the image. The background is of storm clouds shot on a road trip to Colorado. 

This is an image of optimism, possibilities, and the potential of social media and networking for coming to the aid of businesses and individuals. Whether the outreach is on of a charitable need, business resources, or crowd sourced solutions, the message can be compellingly portrayed by the use of this striking visual. This is a photo of the Internet as a potential resource for overcoming virtually any obstacle or challenge. This is a photo of connection, altruism, and business in the digital age. Finally, this is an image about utilizing new technology to forge teamwork to accomplish a goal.

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