AFP Hall Of Fame
“This is a photo of my sister (the murderer), my brother (the reporter), and my Dad (the victim). The way I’ve heard the story told, as I was still a few years from being born, they lived next to a reporter for the local news channel and one day, my dad decided it would be funny to stage this picture…complete with “blood stains” on his back. The back of the picture actually says, “Just the Facts, Ma’am, 8/01/75.”
(submitted by Elizabeth)
“We live near a man-made lake that they partially drain during the winter. We were walking around were the water had receded when Grandma called us over to share her discovery. Probably one of the strangest pictures I have ever seen. “
(submitted by Lea)
“This is my Mom in Dec of 1959. My brother had been born in August and my Dad was overseas in the Army. She took this photo and sent it to him. When questioned, she insisted these bras were ‘in style.’ I’ve never seen another photo of anyone ever wearing one. We’ve enjoyed this photo for years, it’s time to let others enjoy it as well.”
(submitted by Leslie)
He was just pointing out the man who deserves all of the credit.
(submitted by Calvin)
“This was my dad’s idea to dress in all pink. If you look closely you can see I have a black eye, and my brother’s rocking those sweet sweet shorts!”
(submitted by Katie)
“This is my pre-school picture. I had a fit and would not get my picture taken unless I could put my belt on my head. So my mom did what she had to do.”
(submitted by Mike)
No babies were hurt in the making of this photo. Here is Dad’s story:
“We had just finished up a family reunion in California and decided to do some family pictures on the final day. Before this photo was taken, we had just spent time getting about 18 people (many of whom were kids) to pose for a large family picture. Those with young ‘uns can attest that sitting still and smiling for the camera are like torture to a 4 year old, so by the time we had finished with the large family we had used up all of my 4 year old’s good graces and he was in a sour mood.
So we attempt to take pictures of just our family and things are going south quickly. Both kids are crying and we are pulling our hair out trying to get one good picture because we’re a happy family dangit and we’re all in coordinating colors that have been meticulously chosen and fretted over. Someone had the idea to do a “candid” photo of us swinging our kids to hopefully raise our kids’ spirit and relieve some of our stress by flinging our kids around.
First couple of shots go fine. As we wind up for the final one I notice something out of the corner of my eye. E (the baby) is at a weird angle and my wife is yelling “GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” instead of the usual “Wheeeeeee!” So I know something’s about to go down.
I watch my son gracefully do a full backwards layout and land flat on his back in the sand. He’s stunned for a moment, cries for a minute, but after about 2 minutes of sniffling he’s back to his regular self, smiling and laughing.”
(submitted by Liz Hansen Photography)
The family visiting their photo at the AFP Exhibition in Santa Monica, CA.