The Adventures Of Mr. Fly

Nicholas Hendrickx, Belgian photographer made this great set of photos with fly in all kind of cool and funny situations.

Over the years Mr. Fly degraded from a successful cab driver to a poor lonely insect as he had 173 wives who cost him a fortune on make-up and clothing. Not to mention his 2184 kids, who all needed money for education and iPods.

























From jpgmag.com:

On May 16 2007 I met Gerald Fly in my garden as I was shooting some cliché flowers. I had just bought my first cheap macro filters online and was excitingly giving them a try.

Gerald caught my attention as he was sitting on a flowerpot with nothing but a cardboard sign that said "Will work 4 food". Over the years he degraded from a successful cab driver to a poor lonely insect as he had 173 wives who cost him a fortune on make-up and clothing. Not to mention his 2184 kids, who all needed money for education and iPods.

So there he was, staring at me with his big mosaic eyes, begging me for help. Macro filters in hand I offered him a job as my new photography model.

That night we had a good drink and talked about potential photoshoots. Surprisingly he proved himself a lovely musician on both piano and guitar. And so he often played me some tunes on the window sill and dreamed about a glorious music career.

The days went by and everything went great. We really had a good time together. Until after a dangerous freefall dandelion shoot, when Gerald and I had a big fight over the conditions he had to work in. The impact of the arguments got even worse as he discovered I had secretly done some photoshoots with a ladybug called Linda.

He furiously buzzed away to the streets outside. There he maintained to hitchhike for 29 hours non-stop to Poopville, the promised land for flies, without success. But the guilt inside me was becoming too much so I begged him to come back and promised to give him a little holiday.

A few weeks later, and after some heavy bicycle training, his old belly is back and today he is once again at my side for more adventurous photoshoots!

Nicholas portofolio on Flickr.

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18 Comments:

The Ninja said...

This is beautiful. I wish Gerald all the best in his endeavours, and I hope you continue to codify them with such flair and spirit.

You just made my day.

Anonymous said...

Really cute.

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Amazing pics

Anonymous said...

u stole the idea of this other dude that took pics of dead flies and drew comics around them.... That, or u are that dude. I wouldnt know I was too lazy to read the blabla...
If not then this makes u douchebag.

Peace

Cristina said...

"I was too lazy to pay any attention but you might be a douchebag. Blablabla." Thank you for your thoughtful insight Anonymous. Now gtfo.
Btw, wonderful pics. Funny, cute, and creative. Mr Fly rocks (literally, even!)

Anonymous said...

awesome and macabre at the same time. Its a dead fly being put into lifelike poses. But its corpse is having the time of its life

Anonymous said...

How in the heck did he steal the idea from someone who wrote cartoons around a dead fly....these aren't cartoons..they are cleverly posed photos of a fly in situations you'd never see a fly in...you other Mr Anonymous are a fool..makes me sad to be an Anonymous like you.

Anonymous said...

this is stupid

Harry Snowden said...

Great Stuff....a lot of work!
Made me laugh!

How about a douche bag fly?

Ayda Heard the World said...

I. Absolutely. Love this. Who would've known that I could find a fly even remotely beautiful.

Nicholas Hendrickx said...

Thanks for the comments everybody! I'm the creator of these photos :)

Anonymous:
"u stole the idea of this other dude that took pics of dead flies and drew comics around them.... That, or u are that dude. I wouldnt know I was too lazy to read the blabla...
If not then this makes u douchebag."

My photos are 2 years old, those drawings you mention are only recent. Unless I had a magical ball to predict the future, I couldn't have copied these drawings. Besides, they are two completely different things, obviously.

Anonymous said...

You didn't need to explain yourself to him Nicholas, he quite clearly demonstrated a complete lack of intellect all by himself without any need for a riposte.

Love the pictures! Seeing as you took these two years ago surely Gerald has modeled a couple of times for you since?! :)

Chitrak said...

great set of photos.. enjoyed them all :)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is just a talentless douche who had nothing better to do than to troll, while taking a break from WoW while eating cheetos, sipping on some Dr. Pepper and living in his mothers basement.
These pictures are excellent. :)

Noutati IT said...

Great pictures!!

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Wow ...

The shingles will have to dare to honey bee ....

Anonymous said...

"u stole the idea of this other dude that took pics of dead flies and drew comics around them...."

And you, sir, stole the idea of stupidity from the neanderthals.

Mukesh Saini said...

thanks for sharing this wonderfull post

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