Their playful attitude was developed in school, as a reaction to the straight, documentary style that a certain professor favored—"a very German 1970s way of thinking about pictures," as Krebs puts it. The title of an early series, "Moment of Truth," is tongue-in-cheek: many of the photos are obviously faked, including one in which a robed warrior shakes a very ridiculous-looking sword at a dinosaur crawling up a skyscraper. A later series, "The Great Unreal," is the result of a few road trips the pair took across the USA. It's a bit less brash than "Moment of Truth," but still mixes fact and fiction to a strange and pleasing effect. It's an often-cited fact that, in Japanese, the word for "photograph" translates literally as "truth copy," and I imagine that Onorato and Krebs would find this laughable.