Mountain High

July 19th, 2010

Mountain High - Behind The Awkwardness

“I don’t know whether it was due to the above ground nuclear tests of that era, or what, but a lot of family photos from the 60’s looked like stills from bad late night sci-fi movies.I am only four years old here, and already irreconcilably weird.”

(submitted by Leigh)

89 Responses to “Mountain High”

  1. Jo says:

    All the comments are about a kid, is anybody else seeing a picture of two newly weds’ hands and the groom’s hand says fear?

  2. RAWR says:

    Looks like a movie about a secret baby agent and his smokign accomplice…I’d watch it…

  3. mary says:

    This totally looks like an album cover from the late 70s/early 80s, punk new wavish!

  4. Tony says:

    Speaking as a photographer, that is not merely a picture, that’s ART. This is so conceptual that it’s hard to believe this was just a snapshot.

  5. amy says:

    I love this picture! Its very beat generation cool.

  6. ian says:

    I agree, this kid is cool, and Dad cant be too bad, he looks totally straight laced, yet lets his kid dress like that. Kid HAD to go to Art school!!

  7. big dave says:

    the early rapper…

  8. TheBadSeed says:

    the aloof anti-fashion attitude with the irregular roll-ups on those pants is somehow reminding me of “American Psycho” character Bateman. but I dont imagine sociopaths post self-depricating fotos of themselves years later. you turned out alright, yah? maybe just a fan of Devo?

  9. rob G says:

    I cant wait till my boy is old enough to dress him like this..

  10. Randall says:

    This picture is the new standard of awesomeness. From this point forward things will need to be measured in fractions of Sunglasses Kid.

    “That was an awesome roller coaster, but it still rates only one half Sunglasses Kid…”

  11. Jeannie says:

    I like this pic, too! It looks like a movie poster…cool stuff! Especially the dude in the back holding the cigarette with his extremely LONG fingers!

  12. Cody says:

    Nothing awkward about this photo. Very cool.

  13. droopy says:

    agreeing with most comments, this picture is awesome! i wish my kid looked that f-ing cool.

  14. Robert says:

    Looks like a U2 album cover

  15. Hayley says:

    Looks like a promo shoot for a German techno duo 😀 Wunderbar!

  16. Gronk says:

    That is a great photo!

  17. Aly G says:

    Love this photo ! That is one badass 4 year old. I wouldn’t want to mess with him. Has me wishing my childhood photos weren’t so cute & normal…

  18. Allthatglittas says:


  19. Jennifer says:

    this photo looks like an edgy editorial shot on…. something. Either way, I absolutely love it, and it works as art more than family photo.

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