Behind The Awkwardness

Over Capacity - Behind The Awkwardness

Over Capacity

“This is a photo of me (in the yellow suit) and my friend Melissa hanging out in a kiddie pool with the three very elderly, very large women-all sisters-who lived next door to me. They were always referred to as ‘the Old Ladies’ and would babysit me sometimes. I don’t know why my parents didn’t stop this from happening. Perhaps they knew the photo would haunt me the rest of my life.”

(submitted by Maggy)

My Favorite Martian 2 - Behind The Awkwardness

My Favorite Martian 2

“This photo was taken around 1999. I was studying at the School of Art and the teacher wanted us to create a story based on photos. Some students went to the countryside, others to the sea… I was too busy paying attention to my teenage hormones and I ran out of time to do my homework, so I decided it’d be a good idea just taking some pictures of myself in my bath dressed as… God knows! There are a few more with bizarre outfits, but I think this is probably the worst of all.”

(submitted by Veronica in the UK)

Overfrown - Behind The Awkwardness

Overfrown

“This is my kindergarten school picture. I was four, and apparently hated taking pictures. The arm you see on the left is my mother’s, to ensure I would stay put while they took the picture.”

(submitted by Rachel)

Tune In - Behind The Awkwardness

Tune In

“Is this a promotional photo for a new ABC show about a dysfunctional family from the 90s? No, it’s my family! I always felt like my family was the real life version of Malcolm In The Middle, and this picture from Christmas ’99 is photographic proof. PS, I’m the one in the middle. Believe it or not, I actually requested my mom make me that outfit. Viva la purple sweatsuits.”

(submitted by Lauryn)

First Day - Behind The Awkwardness

First Day

“It was the first day of school in 1989. Dan had an incident blowing up his bike tire and had to wear an eye patch, Andy is all kinds of nervous, and Joe is proudly saluting in wet pants.”

(submitted by Martha)

Spotty - Behind The Awkwardness

Spotty

“Just found this gem today. Apparently my mother thought it was appropriate to take me to a rave in a dalmation outfit. Needless to say, I was not happy.”

(submitted by Nicholas)

Uncle Wally - Behind The Awkwardness

Uncle Wally

“Uncle Wally is not a very good babysitter.”

(submitted by Liz)

BTA: Still Crazy After All These Years - Behind The Awkwardness

BTA: Still Crazy After All These Years

“My Grandmother hired a professional photographer for my Grandfather’s 75th birthday party. Not only did we all have to wear black & white… but I received this CD of photos which included this awkward shot.”

Out Cold - Behind The Awkwardness

Out Cold

“This is a picture of the bride passing out on her wedding day, but clearly, the party must go on!”

(submitted by Dan)

Lost In Translation - Behind The Awkwardness

Lost In Translation

“It was supposed to be a cap.”

(submitted by Laura)