Rock stars are supposed to be charismatic. The gig requires being able to a) get up in front of people and perform convincingly, b) create compelling songs that evoke emotions, c) have a sense of style your fans would want to emulate, and, of course, d) be sexy. That’s a lot of requirements, and some bands understandably fall a bit short. Today we’re celebrating metal band awkwardness. Get ready to bang your head…against the wall in disbelief that someone thought these photos were a good idea.
“During family pictures my bouncy 5-year-old was a little sluggish but I was thrilled that he wasn’t hyper. When my photographer said “Ummm he just threw up,” I thought she meant the baby, so I checked him for spit up, saw none, and said, “No he’s good.” Then I saw the puddle at my feet. We rushed to the car and as we were driving away the photographer flagged us down to show us the picture she had captured. We laughed so hard we cried.
That was the only time he threw up that day, and he was totally fine and hour later, so we were puzzled. The next day, as my husband and I kept discussing that he must have eaten something that upset his stomach, he finally came clean. While we had been upstairs getting dressed, he snuck into the kitchen and ate a whole tub of ice cream. Then he cleaned up the mess and thought he got away with it. Apparently, he didn’t understand how that much ice cream would make him so sick. He learned the hard way! And it made for a great Christmas card!”
(Submitted by Chelsy. Photo by @byeemilyphotography)
“This picture was taken at my daughter’s preschool this past spring. I think the photographer thought having her hold a flower would make for a really cute and innocent picture. She was a little preoccupied with the flower and when he told her to smile this was the result. All the other pictures of her from that day turned out adorable but it appears as though she let her guard down and showed us her dark side by mistake.”
(submitted by Elizabeth)
“My in-laws are moving. So we are helping them clean out the garage and I came across this little gem. My question is “Why is the Easter bunny sitting on my father-in-law’s lap?” (And no it’s not my mother-in-law.)”
(submitted by Ron)
#SetintheStreet is an ongoing art project in which Justin Bettman (and on select shoots Gozde Eker) are building elaborate sets out of unwanted materials and furniture, most of which is found on the street.After shooting the photos, the sets are left up on the street, where passersby can shoot their own photos and share using the Instagram hashtag #setinthestreet.