Double Take — Tall Tales By Craig Johnstone

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Craig of Saphari Photo and Design goes wild with his listing descriptions. For example: "The profits from the sale of this frame will be donated to a charity called “frame-makers with burned-out table saw motors”. I am the founder and only known member of that organization, so far.  Please. Make a difference."

Craig of Saphari Photo and Design goes wild with his listing descriptions. For example: “The profits from the sale of this frame will be donated to a charity called ‘frame-makers with burned-out table saw motors.’ I am the founder and only known member of that organization, so far. Please. Make a difference.”

Every now and then we come across a listing that makes us look twice. Welcome to “Double Take” — where we unearthed all those unusual listings so good we just have to share.

One afternoon while photographer Craig Johnstone was harvesting wood for the handmade frames he crafts in Alberta, Canada, he began mentally weaving a story about how his car got stuck in a remote wooded area. “These little stories probably aren’t interesting to anybody else, so I thought I would “embellish” them a bit, but it would be fairly obvious that it wasn’t true,” he says. He began adding over-the-top stories to his photo and frame listings on Krrb. “As time went on, I just found myself seeing how ridiculous I could be,” he says.

Photo: Krrb.com/SaphariPhotographyandDesign

Photo: Krrb.com/SaphariPhotographyandDesign

The title of one listing, “8×10 Driftwood Frame” seems straightforward. But take a look inside and you’ll learn the adventure tale behind the frame. It involved a “salty, one-eyed sea-bandit” who he whacked “over the head with the very piece of wood that the frame you are looking at was made from, knocking him overboard and saving Shannon, the lovely damsel-maiden.”

See this and more of our favorite descriptions on Craig’s Krrb corner.

 

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