Awkward poses make for the best photographs

In my mind, it goes something like this: smile with your eyes, pucker your lips, chin down, shoulders angled, head tilted. BAM. Le perfect photo. Vogue on em. But, not so much.  More like: blank stare, crooked fingers, broken leg and forced smile. It’s in trying to create the perfect photo that I always fail. The pictures I end up loving the most are never planned. So, lets give these poses some awkward names, shall we?

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THE SURFER. Like here, I almost fell. I don’t even remember what pose I was going for but I was definitely about to make out with the concrete.

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THE UNDER ARREST. Clearly, the cops were coming for me.

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THE UNSURE. For when you don’t know what to do with your hands or your legs.

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THE LOOK-AWAY. Oh, hey. I’ll just talk to myself and pretend I don’t know you’re taking my picture, while I play with my curls.

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THE FLASH. This starts off as The Look-away, then on the count of three, you quickly snap because that smile will soon be forced through clenched teeth. I apologize for that gut. I was trying to accentuate my ASSets.

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THE STIFF. I try to give you sexy but it comes out constipated.

However awkward some poses may be, I love them because it shows the individual in the moment. As the viewer, you can create your own story about what is transpiring.

What are you go to awkward poses? I need some more, please!

miss lucy

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  • http://btweenthecovers.com/ Heather

    Hahaha! Love these. And the background is gorgeous–fitting. ;)

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