Taking the violin to depths it’s never been before. Literally.
(submitted by Lindsay)
cuz what goes together better than deep sea diving and orchestral music?
Taken right after he did the music during the filming of the opening scene of JAWS!!!
If you weren’t interested in his musical talents, lets remind you he CAN scuba. No, not tuba. Scuba. No. Seriously. That’s this guy’s thing. I mean it. Really. Two hobbies all wrapped up in one man. Unthinkable. I’m sold.
This man is my soul-mate!
buddy, Handel’s Water Music was written to be performed *on* the water, not in it!
You can see him explaining it all to his poor, confused wife: “So you see honey, it’ll show everything I enjoy doing AT ONCE!!! Yeah, I know I can’t swim or play violin, but just roll with me on this one will you… I’ll even dunk my head in a bucket just before so I look all wet. It’ll be like: Hey, I was just mooching about the coral a minute ago, then Oh Jesus!!! The concerts in five minutes, the string section is NOTHING without me!!! Then I’m pounding down the high street in my scuba gear and I spy the professional portraits boutique…. and BAM!!!
…In fact that can be the back story, I want you to memorise that so if anybody asks THAT’s what happened, and y’know, act like you find it real funny, do that fake laugh you do… ok honey? OK??? I love you. It can go right over the fireplace, I’m getting a life-size print!”
Dude. One talent show off at a time.
one of the oldest Senior Pictures i have seen!!
I’m in luuuuuv <3
Anyone else wonder why his feet are all bent backwards like that? It looks like he’s holding the tippy toe stance.
I’m confused. Was this the photo for his online dating profile, or was he sending this one out with the Christmas cards?
A scuba mask would complete this 😉
And that’s totally a viola.
He deep sea dives and plays the viola (while being photographed). He is the Most Awkward Man in the world.
I don’t always go diving. But when I do I prefer to do it awkwardly. Stay amused my friends.
AquaMan helps us in many ways. A hero, for sure.
I think he needs another hoby, like plate spinning, or something.
You know what I find awkward about this? He’s sitting on the flip-flapping floor, for crying out loud! They couldn’t find him a rock, a stool, or a prop fish perhaps? Something to “pull it all together,” unify the look somehow. Then it’d look just right.
trying to communicate with orcas will lead you down that fine line between genious and foolishness.
He’s going to perform at the wedding of the “Catch of the Day” couple.
You can tune a violin, but you can’t tuna fish
HA! Almost choked on my tea!
I was wondering if Henry the Octopus or Captain Feathersword could be incorporated into this photo? It’s just so odd that I’m sure there is a Wiggles song about it!
I know him. He plays the instrument professionally and his biggest hobby is sailing. He has a yacht and he is a very nice person. This must be his humorous christmas card.
Well, that changes up the equation a bit. I don’t see a wedding band…? And did I forget to mention earlier that he’s quite a dashing fellow?
So he plays with the violin bow on the the bow of the yacht and then takes a bow?
Someone cue ShaNaNa!!!
Bow Bow Bow!!!
Oooh Oooh Oooh!!
Maybe he’s trying out for the Broadway version of Bedknobs And Broomsticks?
“How pleasant, bobbing along
Bobbing along on the bottom of the beautiful briny sea
What a chance to get a better peep
At the plants and creatures of the deep…..”
(Cue Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson.)
In my next photo I’m going to combine my two interests- classical dance and chainsaw repair.
My favorite pass times: knitting and taxidermy.
Wool I’ll be stuffed!!
I really like this portrait. To be photographed with just the viola (appropriately clothed, of course) or just in his scuba gear would be ordinary, and, honestly, rather dull. To combine the two makes for a remarkable and memorable portrait.
He’s doing what he loves, he’s sharing it with people he cares about, and it’s all good clean fun.
More power to him, I say.
And a great head of hair too.
Seriously, what ADULT has a professional portrait of taken of themselves, showing off their hobbies? This is just…what’s the word…..oh yes, AWKWARD!
Whoops! One too many “of”.
The Little Merman.
If he takes his instrument into the water, it will be ruined. I wonder if he has a wet suit for his violin?
Join us now as Richard performs his adaptation of The Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”
When Jacques plays, his audience cries an ocean of tears. And he is ready. Yes, he is ready.
hahaha love it!
If ever there was a time I’d say WT*..it would be now!
Being photographed in a wet suit makes perfect sense. You are losing water weight while in it and look thinner, besides!
and black is slimming.
Can someone please explain the meaning to me lol
What’s the Porpoise of this picture?
Yeah, something’s fishy here.
The photographer took the picture just for the halibut.
He just got done practicing his scales….
I can’t quite place it, maybe someone can help me. That’s a great bow. What kind is it?
“I want everyone to know I can play violin and scuba dive, but I’ll be damned if I’m paying for two pictures!”
He’s part of the orchestra at the Octopus’s Garden Party.
Yeah and he got there via a Yellow Submarine!
hilarious that he’s up against the backdrop. it looks like it could all fall down on him at any second. what’s with the camera angle, too?
How did he get his toes to do that?
So many things wrong with this picture…
Why does his wetsuit look as if he just got out of the water, i.e., _so_ wet?
Still doesn’t beat the astronaut with the saxophone.
“Each little clam here know how to jam here under the sea.”
Ha! Ha! FTW!
To quote Kenan from Kenan and Kel: “WHYYYYYYYYY?!”
It’s his Christmas card. He puts all he’s been up to in the past year into the photo, then he doesn’t have to write so much.
yes! hes even managed to include ‘going to get his portrait taken’
I believe that is a viola, not a violin, which of course should help make complete sense out of this.
OOhhh…ok. NOW I get it. ~coff~
Brownie points for that one!!
You sure it’s not a compound viola?
Perhaps he was trolling for fiddler crabs or maybe he was just trying to tuna his instruments. Anyway, we know it is not a bass.
ya..and with those giant flippers he’s sure to make “warp” speed..
I’m not carping, but is there a porpoise to this thread?
Is this a sign of the economic downturn? Photographers frantically trying to get customers with ads like this – “Come take a picture to showcase all of your passions” (no computers please).
WOW! What a multi-tasker!
OMG – I know this guy!!!
What instrument do you play underwater?
LMAO @ Nan and the thought of a whole orchestra playing their instruments underwater.
HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
HA HA ….. HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Or they could be like the Beatles and stand in the water and play…
Would the flutes finally have their chance to drown out the trumpets?
does he work in Disney? I swear I know him from their Dolphins in Depth program…
That would be one hell of a violin concert.
BOYS GOT TALENTSSSS
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