Roman Shade

July 12th, 2009

Roman Shade - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Clearly, all of the other props were occupied at this photo studio.

(submitted by Trevin)

290 Responses to “Roman Shade”

  1. ditt says:

    Where’s the mint julip?

  2. NancyeN says:

    So many questions.

  3. Megan says:



  4. Cherriej says:

    Alright Trevin — you must come forward!!! We are all dying to know the background on this AWESOMELY AWKWARD PHOTO!!! Your public is calling!!!!

  5. Marigold says:


  6. Kandee says:

    Uh, ok, I’m simply speechless. Just speechless. Still trying to wrap my brain around just how he got on that pedestal. Well, that and the trillion other questions dying to be answered …. Sure has my vote for Most Awkward Photo.

  7. marilia says:

    coisas da vida.

  8. Awkward Turtle says:

    Submitted by “Trevin.” I wonder if that is Trevin up there? Somebody had to give him a leg up!

  9. Alicia says:

    what a fan-tastic photo!

  10. M says:

    What’s a compound bow? I see the phrase used all the time here and I feel like a goon for not knowing!

    • PJB says:

      It started in “The Van Helsings” post and moved on to “The City Slickers” post and can fit in to many more posts.

  11. Gail says:


    Just wow. Definitely in the running for Most. Awkward. Photo. EVER.

  12. tess says:

    wrong on so many levels. Lordie.

  13. Mara says:

    I can’t even believe his little legs just hanging there, not even close to the floor…

  14. This picture is perfect in so many ways

  15. I am demading an explanation from the submitter of this photo. There is a story behind it and I want to hear it. We can’t be left just hanging to speculate the circumstances surrounding this pic.

  16. Jeff says:

    Trevor figured that although his date dumped him at the last minute, why waste a perfectly good photography session?

  17. Eric says:

    All that effort and they overlooked tightining his tie up, now that is just sloppy.

  18. Denise says:

    He’s got confidence.

  19. bmgardiner says:


  20. omg. genius. This is the awkward champ!

  21. Penny D. says:

    What– I don’t even– what the– I am at a total loss. My vast vocabulary fails me. Hats off to you, young sir, for completely robbing me of words that will adequately describe my feelings upon viewing this image. You are a champion among men, and women, and also those who are both or neither.

  22. Cherriej says:

    O…. M….. G….. Well, this is….. awesomely askward….. Kudos to him for going for it! I hope that he either won a bet that paid off handsomely or that he’s now working in Chandler’s father’s Las Vegas Review! (“Friends” reference ☺)

  23. caleggs says:

    OH LORD!!

  24. Leah says:

    I *hope* this is the photographer’s son and he’s using him to test the props and lighting.

  25. akeorlando says:

    Oh my gosh I love this! I can’t decide what is the greatest thing about this photo.

  26. Sam says:

    Did he stumble onto the set of Alice in Wonderland?

  27. Go Vanilla Go says:

    Dear God…this is painful. I sure hope he didn’t elect to do this on his own…lol.

    • Doc says:

      I think he did. His posture’s too perfect for him to have been drugged and placed there against his will.

  28. Blucat says:

    Oh. My. God. I reallllyy hope this guy has a cabaret act in the West Village now. Otherwise, I’ll just be very sad for this guy.

  29. fancy says:

    omg lol… this looks like plastic surgery clinic decor

  30. Kate says:

    Surely, this must be a joke.

  31. slartibartfast says:

    Ho. Ly. Cow. I could not love this more if I tried.

  32. djspleen says:

    Perhaps he’s just helping the photographer get a light reading??

  33. Jano says:

    Too many parents put their kids up on pedestals these days.

  34. anteeker says:

    He doesn`t look stressed. I really think he wanted this. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. CrypticHill says:

    So Fabooosh!!!!!!

  36. Way to Go says:

    And he still found time to rock the 90’s “neck mullet” for his big day as a fancy courtesan!!

  37. Dick says:

    Bwahhaaaahahaaa. this is really the best website i have seen in a long time. Keep up the good work. Really makes my day every time.

  38. What in the World? says:

    He needs to send this to someone with the caption, “I’m your biggest fan….”

    Hmmm – that gives me an idea – maybe I should do a photo *Similar* to this for my hubby… wowza! 😉

  39. laughing_hard says:

    Um… wow? He doesnt seem to mind it…

  40. jenny says:

    I love him! How many young men would be brave and self-assured enough to have this photo taken? I bet he is one happy and fabulous fellow today. Cheers!

  41. kiki says:

    so natural! they really captured him in a moment.

  42. twokitty2 says:

    um…oh, boy….um….I have no words for how utterly awkward this is….

  43. BB says:

    Everything about this is awkward and therfore, A-MAZING.

  44. Bob says:

    This may be the most awkward professional solo shot I’ve ever seen. *applause*

  45. Jenany says:

    What you don’t see is the paramedic on the sidelines … incase he falls off the prop.

  46. Nyla says:

    OK – someone submitted it!! Someone needs to explain it!!!

    Probably one of the most wonderfully awkward pictures EVER!!

    Two lacy thumbs up!

  47. stepstranger says:

    Move over, Van Helsings. There’s a new Awkward Champion in town.

  48. laurie says:

    Is it me or does the floor look like it’s covered in bubble wrap?

  49. ping says:

    awesome..truly truly awesome…i’m undone

  50. parkit says:


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