It’s gotta be the shoes.
(submitted by Wujek)
Hes on the stool, shes on a chair with nicked up legs, the green background and the SEAM in the carpet. Don’t even get me started on the clothing and shoes!
Reminds me of the boots from Napolean Dynemite.
Has no one else noticed that there is no trace of water or dirt on ANY of the boots? It’s like they brought the boots with them to change into!
…..but at least the photographer spared no expense for the chairs. I’m thinking from the Goodwill collection.
WHAT THE HECK was that dude thinkin’ when he got dressed for the photo shoot? I mean COME ON…….a BLUE TIE?!?!?!?
true, the tie ruins an otherwise perfect picture
This looks like a polish funeral directors family that just came in from the snow.
In Soviet Russia, the boots wear YOU!
haha thats pretty good
Does anyone else think that this picture is not a recent picture? That it is, in fact, one from the ’80′s? I mean, that hair-do on the lady in lace, looks like she has the ’80′s wave frizz going on. Moon boots were a popular thing back then, too. For what occasion, I couldn’t possibly think of any other than a Christening. And it was stormy as all get out. Plus, that carpet has to be a hotel carpet or something of that sort. Most of the professionals for my little town always posed at hotel rooms. Olan Mills??? Although there is no embossed signature in the corner so, who knows who photographed the picture.
Not such a bad photo. Stylin’
KILLER BOOTS MAAAN!
judging from the look of the floor (as well as the atmosphere), they may actually be ON the moon, so the boots seem like the right choice.
Even if this photo was taken in a cold climate and they had to be bundled up to go to the photo studio, why not unbundle the baby and change into shoes once there? Presumably the studio had heat…..
Exactly my question. I grew up in the Great White North. If I was going to pose for a formal photo, and needed to wear boots outside, I’d just bring a pair of dress shoes to change into once I was in teh studio. Same thing with the kid.
Now THAT’S how you keep a baby under control for a photo shoot!
In Soviet Russia, we have FORMAL snow boots!
Once you green screen an igloo behind them it looks fine.
These boots are made for gawkin’
I was thinking Alaska, but I guess it could be any place cold. They better take the photo quickly before that baby bakes though.
Father in back row and son (I assume) in front – they look like TWINS!
Everything is uniformly grim – no smiles, garish carpet, lady in lace and white go-go boots – (after Labor Day no less). My guess is this is a post-christening photo.
Now this is a funny comment. Maybe… wait for it… they ARE twins. And maybe… the picture was taken BEFORE Labor Day… And maybe… they aren’t Christians at all!
What is spooky is Moon Boots and the Baby are staring at YOU, while everyone else is staring off into space. SSSSSPPPPPOOOOKKKKYYYY
First, take baby out of moonsuit. Second, take photo from waist up. Third, try to get a smile out of at least ONE. Fourth. Replace carpet. Olan Mills/Russian franchise.
Dennis thought it would be ok to key in the Return Of The Jedi background later
I take back the grandma and grandpa part after looking at the photo again. Proud parents, proud godparents and newly christened child all in white, hence the celebratory flowers.
The boots? Hey, you can’t remember everything!
wow, that is…
$10 says this picture was taken in an Eastern European country. I’m guessing Russia, I spent 6 months there as a teacher. You just don’t smile for formal pictures, it’s a cultural thing. The boots are functional, trust me. You need them when you’re walking down the street in St. Petersburg in -20 weather.
I agree totally, that’s the first thing I thought when I saw this photo.
Another clue – the submitter is someone named Wujek. Polish, maybe. Also, the men look like Eastern Europeans. Nothing wrong with that, of course – just something about the facial shapes and the eyes that makes me think Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Ukranian, etc.
Concur. That would also explain why the baby’s bundled up like it’s facing an apocolyptic ice age. Eastern Europeans bundle their kids up like that for fully 75% of the year. Not summer? Bundle up. What? It’s almost 20degC out? Well…the calendar says April, not July, so bundle up!”
ok—that makes this picture make much more sense….thank you—-I was having a hard time wrapping my mind around this one—-too many subtle oddities.
yup, I had the same thought too. Baby is very cute too!
I’m Polish and Wujek means uncle. So the submitter is the uncle. Also, I thought it was a Polish picture from the first second I saw it!
That’s funny Angelica I also knew this is a Polish picture when I saw it and it’s probably because me and my sisters have similar photos from our baptism. Oh man I just love the Polish fashion from the 80′s
I grew up in Poland. This picture is Polish for sure. Most likely taken in the 1980′s, times of economic crisis. I remember everybody wearing similiar boots, we didn’t have much choice. The stores were empty. It was shortage of everything, from food to clothing. We were happy if we had any winter boots.
It looks like a baby christiening picture: the baby, parents and godparents. It does look funny at a present day especially if you not familiar with that place and time.
Winters are harsh, cold and wet. Churches are not heated in Poland. Babies are usually dressed in white snowsuits for christiening. At that time also not too many people had cars. People often had to walk in that weather to take a photo. Wujek means “uncle” and I’m guessing he’s the godfather in the picture.
Same thought I had, esp with mama’s knee boots – Eastern Europe.
Are those cowboy moonboots? Saweeet!
Napolean Dynamite would be green with envy at those nifty shoes.
i particularly like the mummified (Michelin Man?) baby.
Good thing they though to bubblewrap the baby!
Bwaaahaaa haa haaa! Good one! Don’t want to drop that baby if you slip in the snow!
Add this to the list of Things that Make You Say “Hmmmm….”
Are they going to fill in a different background, and if so what would go with that carpet?
Must’ve been Boot Night.
why is the baby in a snow suit?
I’m going to venture a guess and say it’s winter in their neck of the woods…and the boots would tell me that it is also probably snowy. It’s not rocket science, it’s not even a mystery.
CB, I live where it is winter most of the year… MOST people have the sense God gave a goose & take regular/inside shoes WITH them to change into after tromping through the cold/snow. This would be a relevant decision to follow in many situations including a photographed one. As you say… it isn’t rocket science, however it IS awkward.
I totally agree, but isn’t the point of bringing your inside shoes to change INTO them? Particularly in a studio photo shoot! Guess they had to park to far away from the studio and then forgot their inside shoes in the car!
With those snow boots and the baby’s snow suit, I’m going to guess it’s cold in there.
“That baby and her bonnet will NOT outshine me!!”
Twin brothers and a baby snowman in the middle! Great shot!Boots are indeed interesting …hmmmm….must ‘ve been winter in their neck of the woods, eh?!
it’s all about that little baby snowman in the middle i think!!! The boots indicate it is indeed winter outside the studio!!!:O)
Baby in the hazmat suit? Everyone got their chemical-resistant PVC boots? Let’s do this thing!
the best comment:-)
Green screen => a weather map will be filled in once the photo is developed
Snow boots => that storm headed our way is gonna pack a hell of a wallop!
His astronaut suit shrunk so he gave it to the baby…
Houston, we have a problem.
One small step for this nerd, one giant leap for moon boot lovers everywhere.
is that the Michelin Man and the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Baby? who knew that they were related? ps… luvs me some white boots mama!
Why is the baby in a snow suit?? I can kinda let the guy’s boots go…normally you don’t see your feet in a picture. But what the heck is in his hand? Can’t figure that out!
Flowers of some kind. Not very good contrast with the snowsuit, tho.
Edelweiss i guess , some flowers from high montains.
It’s not the green screen that’s frightening, it’s the “moon boots.”
Napoleon Dynamite FTW!
Nice. He’s probably the best at his school with a bow staff.
That and the Stay Puft Marshmallow man suit that the baby is wearing.
That would be, Stay Puft Marshmallow woman. Can’t you see the halo of lace around her face that clearly indicates it is a female marshmallow?
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