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Superstar

Superstar - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“This is one of my 1988 dance recital portraits from The Dancer’s Studio in Dearborn, MI. I wasn’t like the rest of the ballerinas who had been studying dance since birth; I started late so I was put in the “teen beginners” jazz class. I was easily the worst dancer in the school; if you watch the recital video you can see me spinning in the wrong direction and knocking into people. Our teacher, Miss Maryann, picked our costumes and we danced to the song “Hourglass” by Sweet.

I was twelve years old and obviously at that stage where I had no idea what to do with my body. Everything was out of proportion; my glasses were too big, my tights were too big and I could never get my bangs right. I remember a friend at summer camp made me that friendship bracelet and I never took it off so it was really grungy.

The photographer posed us and for me there was really no other option than the jazz hands. I find it kind of amazing that this photo is now one of the top 5 image results when you google “jazz hands.” Like my extreme dorkiness has become a cultural meme. There’s an authenticity to that, dorkiness. There’s no pretense to dorkiness.”

(submitted by Adriana)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 22nd, 2009 • 241 Comments »

Giftwrapped

Giftwrapped - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

A novel idea for re-gifting.

(submitted by Ivette)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 20th, 2009 • 101 Comments »

Beautiful Mind

Beautiful Mind - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Ever wondered what the kid with the clarinet is really thinking?

(submitted by Scott)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 17th, 2009 • 199 Comments »

What About Grandma?

What About Grandma? - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

These kids with their fancy kneeshelfs.

(submitted by Mike)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 14th, 2009 • 213 Comments »

Hotfoot

Hotfoot - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

This is exactly why kids shouldn’t play with fireworks without parental supervision.

(submitted by Roxanne)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 13th, 2009 • 185 Comments »

Roman Shade

Roman Shade - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Clearly, all of the other props were occupied at this photo studio.

(submitted by Trevin)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 12th, 2009 • 290 Comments »

Face Slide

Face Slide - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

Sometimes you just need a little push. Thanks, dad.

(submitted by Alayna)

In *AFP Hall Of Fame* • July 7th, 2009 • 241 Comments »
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