Bleeding Palm Animates Miami's Underground Scene With Psychedelic Humor

Bleeding Palm is the future of internet photography. They take party pictures and turn them into a psychedelic kaleidoscope of fun. The magical Miami web site was created by an adventurous picture snapping duo to shoot Miami's most interesting and awesome underground musical and cultural events. With a sense of humor, they turn the images into hilarious animated gifs. Sometimes, you'll see a guitarist making the same goofy face over and over, or a party girl's breasts pumping away with her friend's dress flashing colors.

Though they say they're just, "two people with a camera and nothing better to do." It's more likely that they're just photo geniuses. In celebration of the web site's one year anniversary, Bleeding Palm supplied us a few of their favorite gifs, and answered a few questions that have been burning in our soul. (Also, check out their new website for the Everglades.)

Cultist: What gave you the idea to photograph and manipulate photos in this way?

Bleeding Palm: We had been taking photographs at shows and parties for a while and wanted to share them. Since so many people already do that, we decided to do something different. So we started messing around with the photos. After making a few silly gifs that made our friends laugh, our web site was born.

Are you laughing (in a nice way) as you make these gifs?

Ninety percent of the time we are laughing in the nicest way possible. The other 10% of the time, well.... we promise we're not complete jerks.

What's your favorite type of event or person to photograph?

Free events with cheap booze or that are BYOB are preferred. D.I.Y. shows where people create their own fun make for good material. Crazy acts and crazy people are awesome.

Do you guys have day jobs?

Bleeding Palm is our hobby, it's what we do for fun. We freelance in design, web, and motion graphics. Also, one of us is a student and one of us has a part-time job.

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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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