Spoofing is a humorous art. It involves a humorous imitation of something or someone, for comic effect. We’ve laughed and chuckled for years with Simon Bessant’s creative spoofs on Facebook of everything Crimson Circle, and asked him to share a few of his works with Shaumbra Magazine readers.
From Simon: The Photoshop program is perfect for creating anything you can imagine. Being an entertainer at heart, this is the ideal format for my use on Facebook. Discovering the Crimson Circle in 2013 and that information being my main focus, the two had to inevitably collide.
Every image I have posted was created on an iPhone. I haven’t owned or used a computer for years.
My inspiration comes in the moment, normally just after a Shoud, so I try and keep the subject topical. The imaginary Lego sets seem to be the most popular, but my favorite ones to do are of the information Adamus imparts in the Shouds. I hope everyone enjoys my pictures as much as I enjoy creating them, and if any of them give you a laugh, then my job is done.
Simon lives in Penzance, Cornwall, in the U.K. and is a self-employed musician. Taking the plunge to work for himself coincided with the exact same time that he discovered the Crimson Circle. He says, “It has been such a great honour to finally find where I belong, with Shaumbra.” Simon may be contacted on Facebook. His daily images can be seen in the group he created called “Shaumbra Grand Embodied Masters Comedy Club.”