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Photographer Documents Her Friend’s ‘Life With Bradley Cooper’

By Hanssie on July 1st 2014

Danielle Davies has my vote for best use of Instagram this week because when you post pictures of you hanging out with Bradley Cooper all the time, well, you win. Never mind that Bradley is a little flat, and it’s not because of poor lighting. Bradley Cooper, a Hollywood A-lister, star of numerous hit movies, now costars to the Instagram feed, My Life With Bradley Cooper…well, a cardboard cutout of him that is.

[REWIND: PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVELS THROUGH EUROPE WITH LIFE-SIZED CARDBOARD CUTOUT OF HER DAD]

New Jersey mom, Danielle Davies met Bradley Cooper in college when they were in a play together. Since then, their two paths have diverged…until now that is. On a quest to “crack herself up,” Danielle take Cardboard Bradley everywhere she goes and and her friend, photographer Kiesha Bond documents every moment of it. “When I first unfold him, people are definitely looking at me like I’m crazy. I’m so grateful my friend, Kiesha comes with me everywhere so I don’t look like the only crazy person.”

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Danielle has a website and Instagram account dedicated to her project, which is also being compiled into a book. “The photos are one part of a larger project to show how our lives continued to have these weird parallels, but are ultimately quite different.

The humorous Instagram account documents Danielle and Bradley doing every day tasks like jogging, grocery shopping, reading to the kids, even standing by (looking schnazzy in a tux) with Danielle’s husband Ed, who thinks the whole project is funny. And what does Bradley Cooper think about this project? Well, he doesn’t know about it…yet. Danielle is sure that between their mutual friends and friends of friends, word will eventually get to him.

Why? Well in her words,

Because, friends, this is America. So why not? The fact is, while most of us don’t actually live our lives with movie stars, many of us wish we did. And so, being a forward thinking American, I have taken the bull by the horns, the horse by the reigns, the cardboard cutout of Bradley Cooper by the shoulders, and just pretended that I do. This is the land of the free and the brave, where all things can happen. Especially if you make them happen. Who am I to buck the system? If I want a life with Bradley Cooper, well, then…I’ll just make one up.

 

We had so much fun this weekend! One of my favorite parts was playing Hedbanz...I LOVE that game! Not sure if Bradley liked it though...he kind of just stood there.

We had so much fun this weekend! One of my favorite parts was playing Hedbanz…I LOVE that game! Not sure if Bradley liked it though…he kind of just stood there.

We still have to do the dishes, just like everyone else. Even if one of us is famous, and not real.

We still have to do the dishes, just like everyone else. Even if one of us is famous, and not real.

Brad is totally trying to surprise Ed...I don't think Ed is fazed.

Brad is totally trying to surprise Ed…I don’t think Ed is fazed.

Brad was exhausted this morning, so he took a little park-side snooze while I read my book. Beautiful day...

Brad was exhausted this morning, so he took a little park-side snooze while I read my book. Beautiful day…

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 Bradley's got impeccable style, so he was very particular. We ended up passing on this one.

Bradley’s got impeccable style, so he was very particular. We ended up passing on this one.

Brad is so funny...I laughed the whole time I was on this dolphin...

Brad is so funny…I laughed the whole time I was on this dolphin…

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Did I mention I'm supposed to be training for a 10K? It's not going well. But with a training partner like Bradley Cooper, anything is possible.

Did I mention I’m supposed to be training for a 10K? It’s not going well. But with a training partner like Bradley Cooper, anything is possible.

To see more from this quirky series, be sure to follow My Life With Bradley Cooper on Danielle’s website and Instagram. And to see more of Keisha’s photography (she doesn’t just photograph celebrities), check out Ocean Bleu Photography.

CREDITS: Photographs by Danielle Davies and Ocean Bleu Photography are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

[Via Today Show]

 

 

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com and www.fittedmagazine.com. Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jesse Rinka

    I don’t know about this. As her husband, I’d be dialing the local therapist. Funny for a day…or maybe a week…but seriously??

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  2. Greg Faulkner

    Mad…..

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  3. Servando Miramontes

    Strange, unsettling, and a bit uncanny…. but different….

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  4. James VanderWeide

    She seems healthy… :)

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  5. Jared Stewart

    Looks like someone needs a therapist…

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  6. Anthony McFarlane

    I am not sure how I would react in public seeing that. It is very entertaining to say the least! Although it does make me want to pull out a cut out Alyssa Milano!!!

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