The Latest Photo Trend: “Horse-Manning”
I hated the planking trend the moment I saw it, and I still don’t like it now. But my first reaction to the latest photo trend is a little different . . . because it’s actually kind of funny.
It’s called HORSE-MANNING, because it’s based loosely on the Headless Horseman character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.
The photo is an optical illusion that takes two people to pull off: One person poses so you can’t see their head . . . either by hiding it behind something, or leaning WAY back . . . and the other person poses so you can ONLY see their head.
The result makes it look like one person’s been beheaded . . . with the head sitting next to them. And a lot of times, the person who’s been beheaded has their arm touching the other person’s head, so it looks like they’re holding their severed head.
But horse-manning isn’t a new photo trend. It was actually a big trend about ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. In other words, it’s one of the first things people started doing once they had access to their own cameras.