Everybody has “bad” family photos. A shot taken at just the wrong moment capturing a weird face. A shot with something very personal taken out of context… Or a shot that really… just… shouldn’t have been taken.
Somewhere there are photos of me with a mullet in front of a computer back in the Netherlands. I cannot possibly think what I was thinking at the time, but I’m sure it made sense at the time. Unfortunately (*cough*) I cannot right now find this picture, so I’ll have to leave you without the evidence.
But I did find one with some very unkind timing.
Today’s link has a great many pictures that are just merely unfortunate. People enjoying their hobby a little too much. Trying too hard to make something remarkable. Or just being obliviously candid.
But for a handful:
- They should never have been taken
- Once taken and developed, they should have been destroyed
- If not destroyed, they should have *never* been shared with anyone…
- …especially the internet
This is the kind of photographic urge we must suppress at all costs. This is really not a picture you could ever share with anyone and not look like an incredible weirdo. The only person that might laugh (nervously) at this is the kid in the picture at age 15.
There is something about the juxtaposition of two favourites; a bird and a bayonet. I imagine he wanted his bird in the shot, and she would only relent if her gun could be in too. Or vice-versa. But really… whomever started it should have just given in.
I don’t know what the inset cat is for. Is the cat they are hugging dead? Stuffed? Did they think it’d look cool to have their cat looking over them? Instead it just looks a little creepy.