Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

August 10, 2009

August 10 2009 Awkward Family Photos: Spreading the Awkwardness

Four Headless Couch Potatoes

Portrait of the family as composed by the shorter photographers.

submitted by Auto+Flash+10seconddelay+short stool

For Original Blog Awkward Family Photos

This was a relatively difficult blog to copycat because all the posts there carry their anonymity through lack of context, and here on my blog I need my anonymity to be a bit broader. I don't even have pictures of my kids on my social networking sites, so I definitely not going to put their photos on this more public venue. I've spent three whole days trying to figure out how to take our pictures without our heads legitamately and appropraitely awkwardly, like, what sign can we stand behind, or what tree will conceal us? The experience has been entertaining, and I may decide to make a habit of taking awkward headless photos in the future as part of my family photo repetoire.

My humor sucks compared to the original blog writer's.

As an aside, I took a picture on the taller stool for my dad and it came out similarly awkward, as if I were inviting you to look up our noses. The angle was great on my test-shot-daughter, but awful on those of us taller.

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