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. Karen says:

    You gotta do something outstanding when you don’t have a date to the prom.

  2. Graembo says:

    This is SO GREAT! ONLY on AFP could we have an entire community of people with their own inside jokes (Casserole, Crossbows) who don’t know eachother.

    God bless the Information Age!

  3. lorie l says:

    Oh my god! That poor child.

  4. Toaster says:

    If only the poor lad had been given a wolf shirt.

  5. Michelle says:

    I actually work at a retail photo studio and this even makes ME cringe!

  6. vader says:

    “I have always relied on the kindness of strangers…”

  7. Gretchen says:

    Uh wow. There are really no words.

  8. doodahman900 says:

    Please ignore the earlier post. Here’s the scoop:

    See “Meet The Sterns” from 7/16/09


    “The Third Wheel” from 7/15/09

    Things will then have come full circle. The light of understanding will shine. Bwa Ha Ha Ha!

  9. doodahman900 says:

    Correction: It’s “Meet The Sterns” on 7/16/09…

  10. Caesar says:

    Just the thought of the photographer helping this guy up on the roman column/piece of art (let’s face it, there’s no way he got up there all by himself!), and then handing him the fan and the Jane Austen-umbrella cracks me up bigtime!
    The scene in my head would be a ginormous youtube-hit, move over star wars-kid!

  11. karen says:

    i’ve got parasol skills . . . . lace fan skills . . . . marble column skills . . . . and i can draw a liger, it’s pretty much my favorite type of animal.

  12. Beardy says:

    “They told me to act natural.”

  13. MarQ says:

    “Shutup! The photo guy said it was like a ninja fan…”

  14. lanabee says:

    This is what happens when ‘Truth or Dare’ goes horribly awry.

  15. Beardy says:

    He’s just chillin’ on his marble column. You mean, you guys don’t have those in your living room?

  16. sean says:




  17. ferfer says:

    This is one of the best photos I’ve seen on this site! I love how his feet are so far from the ground!

  18. jessica says:

    that poor,poor boy . although he doesn’t look like he really has a problem with it …

  19. Mateo says:

    Parisols and fans aren’t just for women anymore!

  20. Anytimebutnow says:

    I think he is cute, I would date him… In fact, I may have…

  21. Ryan says:

    Dude, my bro’s are going to be so freaking jealous when they see my awesome glamour shot! Hells Yeah!

  22. EmmaKate says:

    Okay, just by looks alone, I’m sure we can all agree this is the strangest photo we’ve ever seen…BUT what if you knew his history, and say he was the class clown and this was his senior superlative picture or something? I think it would be hilarious if he were that kind of person that would do this to MAKE FUN OF the type of people that actually do this!

  23. Melissa says:

    His prom date had to third-wheel with another couple….

  24. Lori says:

    Clearly there has to be a better way to inform your parents that you will not be taking a girl to the prom!

  25. emm says:

    gotta love the toe-points!!

  26. Laura says:

    this is one self-confident guy!

  27. addicted says:

    what makes me laugh harder is picturing a tiny old man lifting him up so he could sit.
    i need a “where are they now” update on this boy.

  28. Dave says:

    I’m thinking this was taken to impress his girlfriend.
    This has GOT to be the new t-shirt!
    I’m thinking of using it as my facebook profile pic.

  29. Richard says:

    What makes this photo for me is the self-satisfied smirk on his face. It’s almost as if when this picture was snapped he was thinking to himself, “At last! I’ve been able to take the photograph I’ve always wanted!”

    • Jessica says:

      I have to agree…there is certainly a look of satisfied triumph behind that fan…maybe someone argued with him about the way the photo should be done and he was able to convince them that his idea was superior…which clearly…it is

  30. Razumikhin says:

    To be honest, I’m loving the legs.

  31. Melba says:

    His tie is crooked. That makes me uncomfortable.

  32. meggers says:

    o. m. g. this is the best picture i have ever seen.

  33. Binky says:

    When I saw this picture first thing this morning, I found that the sheer joy and merriment that this brought to me was tinged with a touch of sadness. All because I knew my day could surely only decline from the stunning triumph that is this truly awkward photo. And I was right….*sigh*. Oh well, there is always tomorrow’s photo…

  34. Lisa B says:

    The plastic drop cloth is in case he can’t get down to make it to the bathroom…

  35. Whackypatty says:

    Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

  36. abbeynormal says:

    i get it. looks perfectly normal to me.

  37. jan says:

    Is it raining? Is it hot? Should I bring an umbrella or a fan? I just don’t know. I just don’t know.

  38. Cheri says:

    Strange….very strange.

  39. Renae says:

    Sometimes I wonder if people take awkward pics on purpose just to get on this site. This seems way too awkward to be a serious picture.

  40. Kandee says:

    One more thing – I don’t know which disturbs me more – this kid and his posture, pedestal, bubble wrap/saran wrap on floor, etc., or the fake background. Looks like a Cajun funeral parlor. Creepy. Just how did he get up there anyway? A crane? Did someone pick him up and place him there, or did he use a chair to climb on himself? I must know.

  41. Nailuj says:

    Please someone I NEED a Backstory on this LOL

  42. Tatjanna says:

    Where was this photog going? English, oriental or Roman clearly someone was confused, and it’s definitely not the subject of the image!

  43. Sammy says:

    Wow. Just wow.

    All he needs now is a watermelon, and a regulation size casserole dish.

  44. Blucat says:

    i actually think this might be a photo from a play. maybe they took some stills and he’s in “character”?

  45. troismama says:

    A pair of ice skates would complete the ensemble.

  46. arch says:

    Anybody should know that a lace fan does not go with that type of parasol, it clearly should be a compound bow if not a cross bow!

  47. Boo says:

    a pillar? Really now.

  48. Karen says:

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!…and two
    chim chimeries!

  49. amy says:

    I no longer need my anti depressants. This photo has cured me.

  50. Scott says:

    Seriously, I think this could be the new Rick Roll!

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