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Wife Keeps Track Of Her Husband’s Rambling Sleeptalk

Wife Keeps Track Of Her Husband’s Rambling Sleeptalk - Awkward Galleries

Imgur user  (aka Aidan) shared his slumbering ramblings over Christmas, writing: “I talk in my sleep and my wife messages me what I say.”

She explains: “He wakes me up so easily – I’m such a light sleeper. Plus it’s so much fun to bring it up the next day over breakfast! I do my best to transcribe it exactly as he says it right away because I forget by morning.”

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In Awkward Galleries • January 13th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Man Comes Up With Unique Solution To Divorce

Man Comes Up With Unique Solution To Divorce - Awkward Galleries

Divorce settlements, which often force the two estranged spouses to split their belongings 50/50, can be both emotionally and financially painful. In an unambiguous and ironic gesture, one man in Germany told Laura, his ex-wife, just what he thought of her – by literally cutting all of their belongings in half.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 12th, 2016 • 3 Comments »

Calendhair

Calendhair - Awkward Galleries

“I was a senior at Sprague High School in Salem Oregon and my sister was home, visiting from college. It was during wrestling season and I had just noticed some interesting sprouts coming from my shoulders. I proceeded to do a full examination of my back and saw that I was becoming one of those guys that everyone makes fun of… I was growing back hair!!! I ran to my sisters room and, mind you it was 1998 so the hit show at that time was singled out, and asked my sister, “Sarah, guys with back hair, time of day or no way?!! she blurted out, “No Way!” and that is where my back hair story begins. Since then, I have married a beautiful woman, have two great kids and created the first Calendar of back hair art. Please enjoy this website and make sure to purchase your 2016 CALENDHAIR!!!!!!”

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In Awkward Galleries • January 11th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Strange Vintage Christmas Cards

Strange Vintage Christmas Cards - Awkward Galleries

Thank you to Robert E. Jackson for passing along this Slate piece from Jon Feinstein, a Seattle- and New York City–based curator, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, and the strategic partnerships manager at Shutterstock.

Robert E. Jackson has spent almost 20 years building a collection of nearly 12,000 vernacular photographs, mainly from the 1920s through the late ’60s, with a particular eye for the strange and uncanny. His expertly hand-picked photos have drawn attention largely for their ability to transcend nostalgia with what he describes as “pure photographic moments.” These moments range from accidental lens flares to unrelated visual commonalities. “Pure photography,” Jackson told me in a Humble Arts Foundation interview earlier this year, “was a name I coined for those images which didn’t really fit into any category—which seemed to be abstract objects. They didn’t tell an obvious story.” Within these pictures, Jackson is drawn to the transparency of mistakes, and their ability to elevate sentimental documents into art. Unlike Instagram, which could be considered a contemporary vehicle for the snapshot, these visual anomalies came from a lack of control that social media enables us to have today. Re-contextualizing these “pure photographs” helps Jackson and viewers to “appreciate the beauty of the photo as an object divorced from narrative and lifestyle.”

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In Awkward Galleries • December 17th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Happy Holidays From The Heintz Family

Happy Holidays From The Heintz Family - Awkward Galleries

Tired of being asked why she isn’t married, Suzanne Heintz spent 14 years taking holiday photos with a mannequin family. In her own words, “My Holiday series gives the notion of the Holiday Family Portrait a good firm Wedgie.”

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In Awkward Galleries • December 16th, 2015 • 1 Comment »

Mechanics Recreate Renaissance Paintings

Mechanics Recreate Renaissance Paintings - Awkward Galleries

US-based photographer Freddy Fabris had always wanted to pay homage to the Renaissance masters with his photos in some way, but he wasn’t sure how until he stumbled upon an auto-mechanic shop in the Midwest. This led to a brilliant series of portraits with auto mechanics reenacting famous Renaissance paintings.

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In Awkward Galleries • November 4th, 2015 • 6 Comments »

9 World Leaders With Man Buns

9 World Leaders With Man Buns - Awkward Galleries

These photos of political figures sporting man bun hairstyles have been put together by the talented creative community at DesignCrowd.

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In Awkward Galleries • October 29th, 2015 • 4 Comments »
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