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Photo Comedian: Mixing Comedy and Photography since 1870
When I was a kid, I had a lot of aspirations. I wanted to be a basketball player, but then I stopped growing after about eighth grade. I wanted to be a news photographer, but then newspapers died. I wanted to be a comedy writer, but then I realized I couldn’t write no good.

But what I do do (yup, do do) is take great photos. And I love to make people laugh. So I figured why not mix the two: photography and comedy. And so Photo Comedian was conceived.

On January 15, 2012, 8 pound, 6 ounce baby Photo Comedian was born.

Marvin Halelamien, a registered Photo Comedian based in Los Angeles, is available for photo shoots and welcomes ideas and comments.

E-mail: photocomedian@gmail.com
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THEME DESIGN BY JAMESLREDFIELD
Nothing cleans and rejuvenates my hair like good old placenta.
I came across Placenta Shampoo at a Walmart. It’s usually made of sheep placenta and popular in some Spanish-speaking countries.
It is supposed to make your hair shinier according to the manufacturer.

Nothing cleans and rejuvenates my hair like good old placenta.

I came across Placenta Shampoo at a Walmart. It’s usually made of sheep placenta and popular in some Spanish-speaking countries.

It is supposed to make your hair shinier according to the manufacturer.

Don’t make the same mistake she did. Get out and vote. 

Don’t make the same mistake she did. Get out and vote. 

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Heinz, an old garden gnome homie, just moved to Hollywood to become an actor

So I did his headshots. Do any of you actors out there have any advice for him? He’s afraid of being typecast. It seems to happen a lot with little people: Gary Coleman, Verne Troyer, Elijah Wood…

I think he’s a great talent, but he needs to work on his versatility. He has the stoic look down though.

(Source: photocomedian)

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Jesus Takes Me on Angel’s Flight

It was during a funk concert at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles that I saw Him.

Apparently Jesus likes funk. 

We talked a few minutes. Then He asked if I’ve ever been on Angel’s Flight.

I said no, and He was taken aback.

“Well you have to go, my treat,” He said. 

I shrugged my shoulders and said, “Alright,” although He didn’t really wait for an answer. I mean how can you resist a freebie from Jesus.

So Jesus spotted me 50 cents.

As we walked onto the trolley, everybody’s eyes were glued to Him. It was a tight squeeze for Jesus because He’s a towering fellow and it was a small entrance. The whole time I was playing “What if God Was One of Us” in my head.

At the bottom of the hill, Jesus asked me to take a picture; an iPhone miraculously appeared from His robe. Jesus stood in the middle of the walkway with His hands gently extended out as if welcoming someone into Heaven.

Some stared. Others took photos. Most looked confused. He liked the photos I took and played around with them on Instagram. I knew Jesus was a hipster.

Overall, He seemed like a genunely nice fellow, although a little taller than expected. I’m not sure why He dresses as Jesus but He has a popular tumblr I Saw Jesus In LA.

I got Jesus’ phone number and He agreed to having His portrait taken sometime. I’m trying to think of what I should do for His portrait.

Any suggestions?

(Source: photocomedian)

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Photo Comedian levitating on the front porch in beautiful Pasadena, California.

We settle disputes by arm wrestling and settle down by levitating.

(Source: photocomedian)

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Caine’s Arcade on KTLA

Photo Comedian visited the world’s only cardboard arcade Sunday morning. 9-year-old Caine Monroy built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store and the video went viral a few weeks ago.

So far it has raised almost $200,000 for Caine’s Arcade Foundation, which will help find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in young kids. 

I purchased the Fun Pass ($2 for 500 arcade plays, the best deal in LA). I played the crane machine and won a musical cow that sounds like a dying electric shaver. It is kind of ingenious how he uses simple tools like string, hooks, and cardboard to make arcade games.

KTLA interviewed Caine live and I saw my feet in the right corner of the screen at 1:13.

Soon after I left, Jack Black and his kids dropped by and dominated the crane machine game. I should have stayed longer. Well, I still have 498 turns left on my Fun Pass, so maybe I’ll see a celebrity next time.

Happy Leap Day!! But I like to think of it as more a levitation.

Happy Leap Day!! But I like to think of it as more a levitation.

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