Generational differences can be put aside in a galaxy far far away.
(submitted by JennyAnn)
The girl in the back …
isn’t that a young Jennifer Aniston?
Jennifer Aniston could never have been this cool. Sorry.
The girl in the back looks familiar because she looks like Christina Applegate!!
Words cannot describe how much I love this picture!
Also, the girl in the back looks extremely familiar.
The mother was thinking:
And I ran.
I ran so far away.
I just ran.
I ran all night and day.
I couldn’t get away.
Before becoming an international rockstar, pink briefly dabbled in things astronomical with her younger sister, charcoal.
Any way to get a “Where Are They Now” on this trio?
“My punk kids could kick your emo kids’ a**,” said mama proudly!
And I ran…I ran so far away……..
Suzy Sioux!!!! (without her Banshees)
flock of seagulls.. niiiice
I dont know if it was the “Punks in Space” title or the girl in the back’s hair, but now i have the song “Bowies in Space” by Flight of the Concords
This is one of the best shots i’ve seen on AFP. If there’s a yearly award or something this should definitely be nominated.
Awesome. I had a ‘hawk in the ’80s and my mom kicked me out and hasn’t talked to me since then. This mom is great! I love this pic!
Her loss, Juls.
“And I ra-a-an, I ran so far a-wa-a-ay . . . .”
I can imagine the poor photographer.
“Hmmm what backdrop should I use? The Victorian Era Ballroom? The Nautical Theme? Ahh, I’ve got it!”
It was the only choice possible, IMHO.
geeee, um….love the happy smiles on picture day? ha ha
im sending this pic to my mom, who tolerates all my weird hairdos, piercings and tattoos. yes i stand out like a bit of a ‘black sheep’ in family photos, but i always smile
The girl in the back grew up to marry, have 8 kids and rock the reverse mullet.
Um…uh…that’s a very open-minded mother. That’s all I’m going to say.
A mom’s love is unconditional – this portrait certainly proves that!
How can you tell the one punk is female? She seems a bit ambiguous.
The way her shirt hangs around her torso.
it seems pretty obvious to me.
I dig it!
What a mom. She loves them for who they are.
I LOVE this photo. My mom wouldn’t have been caught dead in a photo of me like that. She didn’t handle it well when I dyed my hair purple. Taht mom deserves the girls love and credit.
Punk f******* rock, man.
I bet mom is so proud of her sweet girls.
No one is saying the hair (or lack of) is making these kids “bad.” It’s how awkward their facial expressions, all three, are. What are each of them thinking as the shutter clicks? That’s what I want to know. Where are they now? When they look back on this photo what does it say to them?
(and a Catholic, devout or not, would never wear rosary beads)
If they were a devout punk rocker they might!
I’m VERY devout…I wear them 24/7….
Catholic that is…not punk rocker…
Actually, mom’s got the upper hand on this one;. she knows she’ll have this picture to show their future husbands in about 15 years!
comedy, pure comedy.
PUNKS IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
In Space, no one can hear you be awkward.
So these punks are totally outraging Mom and defying authority, but they meekly follow the JC Penney photographer’s directions to put their hands here and here and here, and hold Mom’s hand. Real comfy cozy anarchists. After, can we all get ice cream?!?
Love it! You are so right!
No, this took more than ice cream to bribe the kiddies. This took guilt and arm-rending.
Or the promise of pearcings
or maybe they just loved their mom and wanted to make her happy. there are a lot of us from those days still rocking the look because we LIKE it, not to advertise ourselves as social nihilists with some sort of agenda. and FYI, not all punks are anarchists, and not all anarchists are punk.
as for ice cream, my mom and i loved to share the giant banana split bowl at Denny’s after we’d spent the day shopping our favorite thrift stores. she still gave me guff about the way i looked, but by the time i turned 38 or so i think she realized it was a lost cause.
I love, love, love that this mother has posed with her kids in a way she thought fit them. Such awkwardness as is shown here is born of love.
Honor this woman.
I agree. This is an example of COMPROMISE.
You know, this is a truly awkward photo, but there is love in it. More power to the MOM!
Me, too. Clearly, the fact that kids are in the photo and posing comfortably shows that the mother accepts them the way they are. My parents (who weren’t all that bad, really, just way too conservative) would never have let me dress this way in a family portrait. Sheesh, in one portrait taken when I was 13, I was wearing dark nail polish and my father blew a gasket. We need more parents like this.
This photo is the best kind of “awkward”.
I very much agree with that. Those kids are probably more “well adjusted” than some that grew up in ultra conservative houses, forced to repress thier creativity. Life is too short.
I bet this mom thought back to her flower-power days and said, I will have a photo that will embarass you for the ages. Let’s pose. Now mom looks a little dated, but the girls know such a pic belongs on a website like this.
Mom is SUCH a rebel !!!
Those gals are OP – Original Punks. I miss 1985.
I like how you had to explain what OP meant
Hair grows back, and honestly, if the kids actually agreed to be in a family photo, more power to them. Hopefully, they will all look back on this and be able to laugh, together. And know that we all laughed with them…
Mothers are awesome!
This is quickly becomming one of my favourite AFP photos -it ranks up there with the walrus one and the ‘head of the family’ one that I can’t help but keep going back to!
Keep em coming!
After this picture was shot the girls got up..and they raaaaaann….they ran so far awaaaaaaaaay!”
Har – good one.
The girl up top is pretty cute, though.
I wonder if Mom put this one up on the mantle…
You can tell the girl with the black hair is a devout Catholic (see rosary beads around neck). She could be a nun from the future.
Yeah… cause we all know the *really* devout Catholics *wear* their rosaries. :P~
haha! nice 80′s reference!
Where’s daddy punk?
Teenage Aliens abduct mom; force her to take ‘family’ photo.
That’s a fabulous shot! Love it!
My husband had a ‘hawk with side-locks very recently. It never was “popular”, it’s simply a counter-culture thing (that originated in the late 70′s). That being said, be nice- just because it’s different than what you do doesn’t make it bad.
So… was your husband the drummer?
so did my husband, until he started balding
and yes, he was the drummer. X-D
In space…..no one can hear you Pogo!
Sans makeup, the kids actually look like siblings I went to high school with. Their senior years they went more mainstream and were actually pretty nice.
I love how the mother is holding hands with one of her daughters.
That’s her son!
I was just about to comment on that very same thing! I was going to say “holding hands with the boy (?)…”
Mom sure needed to punk it up a bit, didn’t she?
UM NO!!!!! Her daughter……..
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