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(submitted by Rachel)
This is actually the best family photo I’ve ever seen! It’s the kind of photo that was snapped after a long session in which the photographer tried in vain to get everyone looking at the camera and then finally said, “Screw it! They’re not paying me enough for this!” *click*
Oh the memories , it could pass as one of my families loving group shots-minus one brother giving me the “finger” over my head,while the other one made a face-with me smiling my most dashing smile,clueless of what my brothers were doing to me behind my back.
This reminds me of the opening credits to the great show ‘Soap.’
It’s like if William Hogarth wad alive in the seventies.
I checked out the comments just to see if anyone had made an art history reference! Hogarth’s perfect too:D
2 words: Norman Rockwell
I can’t get over how amazing this picture is. Something about it…. I want it framed… no, I want to make a movie based off this photo.
that’s what i’m saying! this picture has literally every aspect of brilliant photography known to man. you could do like a Hangover-esque type of film based off the photo!!
It has “Royal Tenenbaums” written all over it…
Jeff Wall could have done this…. Great!
Love it, absolutely love it. It reminds me of a family portrait we tried to do one year- my step daughter brought along a toddler who she was babysitting, and the kid was left strapped in a stroller crying while we all tried to ignore the distraught kid and get a decent photo- then my son who was around 6 at the time kept making goofy smiles, and each shot, somebody would think they looked fat, didn’t like the position they were sitting in- whatever. We took like 50 pictures. In the end, I had to tell my son not to smile, and he looks like he was in a mug shot, while everyone else just looked pained. I’ll try to find that thing…..it’s pretty damn awful…
I love the woman holding the dog. She isn’t even going to TRY to restrain him.
Ok, lets try this again! Take number 3,046. Everyone take their places! Click, crap not again.
Meet the Tenenbaums
Hahaha best photo ever!. srsly this one tops them all.
This is an absolutely gorgeous picture. The bright light in the middle, to the metallic grained background, seriously, this is a beautiful family portrait.
I think the beagle thinks that lady is a pork chop.
Seriously, as chaotic as this picture is, this is actually a very well choreographed photo. It illustrates the “real” family photo so well.
Photographic study for the last Norman Rockwell painting.
This isn’t awkward. It’s cute, because it’s reality. They clearly have a sense of humor.
you gotta admit, those purple and white shoes are ILL!
Aah, too many wins to point out.
I freakin’ LOVE this photo…..I’d love to send something like this out for our family Christmas photo, awesome!
you think YOU’VE got a migraine! said the photographer to the orange shirt guy
As soon as I saw this I thought…. “Norman Rockwell”! It has all the characteristics of a Rockwell painting, no matter where you look, there is something interesting happening. This is my screen saver now…..
Best. Picture. Ever.
The lady in thee peach colored jumpsuit is wearing knit slippers. They were all the rage in the ’70s. My mom used to make them, they were uncomfortable and never stayed on, but you could come up with some verrrry stylish designs.
Notice the lady in the peachy colored jumpsuit’s shoes.
I love this photo. I wonder if it was staged…. or if the photographer took it when no one knew?
The Onion really did their best job of portraying an American Last Supper. I love it. So appropriate.
I adore this. Even if it is staged, it’s the truest formal family portrait I have ever seen.
I don’t think it’s staged. Look at the dude on the far right!
I always snap on “2″ and/or 2 seconds after the official exposure. People are much more interesting when they’re not posing than when they are, but even more so when they’ve just finished posing.
ha, ha….good one!
I had those same shoes and white tights ….and maybe even the same blue dress. Hey!!
This reminds me so much of a Norman Rockwell painting. Every person has such a unique and interestingly animated expression.
Not that any of these photos are intended for competition; but, I just don’t know if it can get any better than this…..
One of the best family photos- EVER.
I agree- this has… well it has eveyrthing
I love to take pictures at weddings of the photographer trying to get the family all together and smiling. They always turn out the best!
LOL I love how the one guy is just looking at the camera as if nothing is happening.
Totally. I was looking at Mr. Greenshirt’s steely gaze and thinking of the song, “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride. Ain’t nothin’ gonna hold me down…oh no…I got to keep on movin’.” Love it.
lol! I agree.
I don’t know why but I have the feeling that they started posing but the photographer waited till everyone was bored to snap.
Summer, your comment made me laugh harder than the photo
Definitely looks like a starting pose from the old Family Feud. Haha!
It totally does! LOL
The gestures look so theatrical,
it reminds me of the Last supper by Da Vinci I don’t know why.
You know I was thinking the same thing. :p
agree!! too funny!
I hope Grampa is still with us to enjoy the kudos he is getting for this fabulous portrait!
That reminds me of my family. Way too many of us doing way too many different things at a time. It’s a full-time job to get all of us to sit down and shut up long enough to watch a movie.
Same as James T! Not the play part, but I totally thought this was staged! I looked and looked at it before I moved on and almost navigated away, but I wanted to take another look because it was so funny.
Only after I read some of the comments did I find out, and I have doubts, still!
It’s hard not to imagine the inner dialogue of everyone in the photo. This photo will make you famous, if it hasn’t already.
thank you for sharing it with us
man in green win
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