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74 Cases of Awkward Photography

From Awkward Celebrity Yearbook Photos to Feminine Modern Mullets

— January 27, 2011 — Pop Culture
The results of awkward photography are cherished and often put into different collections to induce a few chuckles. Here is an amazing collection of these interesting images, put together for your enjoyment.

From humiliating holiday portraits to untimely arousal photoblogs, these awkward photography features are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud!

Implications - The most important theme in this trend is the consumer's desire to laugh at other people's embarrassing moments and photography woes. This has an impact on the online industry, especially blogs, but the same idea could be translated into the television, film, design, marketing and advertising industries. More and more, consumers just wish to crack a smile, especially as the news is increasingly dire.
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Awkward A Capella
Awkward A Capella
Maciej Cioch Captures Choir Singers Mid-Note
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70
Peeping Rooster Ads
Peeping Rooster Ads
The Exygra Virility Tablets Print Campaign Gets ‘Cocky'
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69
Prof Portraits
Prof Portraits
The Vice 'Teachers on a Chair' Photo Shoot is Alluringly Awkward
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68
Suspended Photography
Suspended Photography
The Sabrina Siedt ‘Greetings from Absence' Resists T
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67
Awkward Dance Shoots
Awkward Dance Shoots
KZO's 2010 Spring Collecton Ads Feature Hot Clothes & Cool Moves
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66
Obtuse-Angled Models
Obtuse-Angled Models
'Grace' by Kelly Thompson Plays with Awkward Shapes
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65
Ghost Twin Travelers
Ghost Twin Travelers
Aurelio Sanchez Documents an Awkwardly Adorable Journey
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64
Tense Smoketography
Tense Smoketography
The Xevi Muntane Marcel Castenmiller Editorial for Crash Magazine
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63
Messy Mane Blogs
Messy Mane Blogs
'Must Share Hair' Helps You Embrace Your Untamable Tresses
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62
Feminine Modern Mullets
Feminine Modern Mullets
Isabeli Fontana in L'Officiel Brazil December 2010
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61
Poofy Femme Mullets
Poofy Femme Mullets
Big Hair For the Black and White Editorial 'Tough Love' in W Magazine
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60
Bummed Out Photography
Bummed Out Photography
'The Happiest People Ever' Blog Has Quite a Misleading Title
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59
Photo Snaps of Extreme Naps
Photo Snaps of Extreme Naps
Surreptitious Shots of Public Sleepers
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58
Brutal Braces Blogs
Brutal Braces Blogs
'When I Had Braces' Chronicles the Orthodontically Awkward
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57
Awkwardly Posed Editorials
Awkwardly Posed Editorials
Jennifer Connelly Looks Broken in Balenciaga Spread
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56
Awkward Tight Sites
Awkward Tight Sites
Lyrcraman Tours the World in His Baby Shorts
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55
Awkward Situation Photography
Awkward Situation Photography
5 Car Mishaps
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54
Awkward Transit Blogs
Awkward Transit Blogs
'Subway Douchery' Makes Taking the Subway Less Creepy
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53
Fashion Family Portraits
Fashion Family Portraits
Designers & Their Male Models in VMAN
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52
Hilarious Hipster Photoblogs
Hilarious Hipster Photoblogs
'Unhappy Hipsters' Photoblog is Hip Hilarity
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51
Bowl Cut Photography
Bowl Cut Photography
The Mulberry Spring 2011 Campaign Softens Awkward Hairdos
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50
Blog-Branded Phone Ads
Blog-Branded Phone Ads
The Gawky Sprint Awkward Holiday Portrait Campaign
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49
Awkward Posture Ads
Awkward Posture Ads
Alexander McQueen's Fall 2009 Models Look Uncomfortable
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48
Mullets
Mullets
They're Back?
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47
Money for Being Mean
Money for Being Mean
'People of Wal-Mart' Adds Cash Contest for Crowdsourced Photos (UPDATE)
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46
Dark Alienesque Artography
Dark Alienesque Artography
Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh's Berlin 2010 Exhibit
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45
Awkward Momentography
Awkward Momentography
Ross Brown Shoots Captivatingly Surreal Photos
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44
Vintage Parent Pics
Vintage Parent Pics
MyParentsWereAwesome.tumblr.com Hilariously Shows Mom and Dad Back in the Day
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43
Awkward Family Photography
Awkward Family Photography
'Rollenbilder (role model)' by Julia Hartig is Uncomfortable
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42
Oversized Bra Tops
Oversized Bra Tops
Photographers Marco Roso and Lauren Boyle Change the Idea of “Perfect"
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41
Hideous Fashion Flashbacks
Hideous Fashion Flashbacks
The ‘Sexy People' Blog Showcases Your Worst 90s Fashions
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40
Flapjack Photoblogs
Flapjack Photoblogs
The People of Waffle House Shows You Waffle-Eaters
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39
Madonna's Dirty Toy
Madonna's Dirty Toy
Purple Penetrator
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38
Trailer Parktography
Trailer Parktography
Photographer and Illustrator Kelly Thompson Goes Hick With New Shots
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37
'Morning After' Fashion Photography
'Morning After' Fashion Photography
Vice 'There's Juice in the Fridge...' is Full of Regrets
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36
Brutal Engagement Announcements
Brutal Engagement Announcements
'The Celebrations Game' Features the Best of the Worst
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35
Sweaty Photo Blogs
Sweaty Photo Blogs
'Goths in Hot Weather' Ranks Sweat Levels of Darkness Dwellers
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34
Slacker Photoblogs
Slacker Photoblogs
Whybotherworking Highlights Everything but Work on the Job
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33
Modernized Country Couture
Modernized Country Couture
The Kelly Thompson Shoot for 1am Magazine
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32
Senior Makeout Sessions
Senior Makeout Sessions
Nicolas Cocina's Photos Show Adults Awkwardly Locking Lips
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31
Cross-Dressing Celebs
Cross-Dressing Celebs
The Zach Galifianakis Swimsuit Calendar is Awkwardly Hilarious
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30
Awkward Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Awkward Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Who Could Have Known These Would be the Stars of 2010?
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29
Quirky Summer Photography
Quirky Summer Photography
Juliana Beasley Captures Reptilian Skin in ‘City Heat'
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28
Ultimate Napping
Ultimate Napping
Sleeping is the Newest Extreme Sport
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27
Digital Pimples
Digital Pimples
Victoria Beckham Acne Was Created by Photoshop Posh Says
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26
Insightful Subculture Studies
Insightful Subculture Studies
'People of Walmart' Captures Shoppers in the Wild
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25
Awkward Youth Shoots
Awkward Youth Shoots
Hellen Van Meene Explores the Gawkiness of Youth
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24
Frenemies
Frenemies
Shannen Doherty & Jennie Garth on EW Cover
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23
Blogs for Brutal Parents
Blogs for Brutal Parents
'I Hate My Parents' Exposes Poor Role Models
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22
Humanizing Celebrities
Humanizing Celebrities
Childhood Snaps of Famous Faces Show Teen Angst is Universal
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21
Incredible Crustache Blogs
Incredible Crustache Blogs
Dirty Upper Lip Honors the Best in Struggling Mustaches
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20
Comedic Clothing Correlations
Comedic Clothing Correlations
T-Shirts With Obnoxious Sayings Made Worse by the Wearer
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19
Awful Life Blogs
Awful Life Blogs
The Worst Thing Photoblog is the Best Thing
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18
Flashback Hair Editorials
Flashback Hair Editorials
'It Kidz' for 160G Magazine Goes Back in Time
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17
Unexpected Situation Photography
Unexpected Situation Photography
Erin Wurm Captures Odd, Awkward Moments
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16
Online Model Fail Sites
Online Model Fail Sites
The 'Girls of eBay' Blog Pokes Fun at Clothing Models
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15
Ridiculous Self-Shots
Ridiculous Self-Shots
GuysWithiPhones.com Captures Snaps of Macho Men
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14
Bad Parent Shoots
Bad Parent Shoots
Children Photographed in Shocking Situations
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13
Hipster Photoblogs
Hipster Photoblogs
Global Blogs Document Underground Hotspots, Style & Nightlife
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12
Humiliating Holiday Portraits
Humiliating Holiday Portraits
The Old Navy ‘Awkward Holiday Photo Mobile' Challenge
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11
Awkward Subway Photoblogs
Awkward Subway Photoblogs
The People of Public Transit Blog Shows It like It Is
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10
Awkward Family Photos
Awkward Family Photos
AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com Posts Blush-Worthy Moments
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9
Yearbook Photo Fails
Yearbook Photo Fails
The 'Bad Yearbook Photos' Blog Unearths Embarrassing Memories
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8
Brutal Pet Portraits
Brutal Pet Portraits
'Awkward Family Pet Photos' Collects Embarrassing Snapshots of You & Fido
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7
Awkward Coupletography
Awkward Coupletography
'Hover Hands' Photoblog Showcases Hapless Guys with Hot Girls
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6
Holiday Portrait Fails
Holiday Portrait Fails
These Awkward Family Christmas Photos are Just Plain Ugly
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5
Degradingly Funny Photoblogs
Degradingly Funny Photoblogs
HotChicksPickingUpDogShit.com Is Exactly What it Says
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4
Vintage Awkward Family Photos
Vintage Awkward Family Photos
Turn of the Century Photos Make for a Good Laugh
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3
Unintentionally Awkward Photos
Unintentionally Awkward Photos
Athletes Get Caught on Film in Compromising Positions
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2
Comedic Satellite Photos
Comedic Satellite Photos
Hilariously Awkward Google Street View Images
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Bizarre Baby Bump Shoots
Bizarre Baby Bump Shoots
Awkward Pregnancy Photos are Painful to Look At
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