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Contest Photo #20
What's the Occasion?
Those slack arms trouble me
Nowadays people are media trained in a million photo poses. From the duck face to the sorority squat. It’s tough to see olden-days people who were so rarely photographed that they had no ready pose. Someone said, “Say cheese!” or, “Watch the birdy!” and the camera clicked.
In this case, the dress seems to be the subject. The girl seems secondary, which feels a little sad. Even her smile suggests she’s being upstaged by her frilly frock.
If you’ve read the book Obscene Interiors by Justin Jorgensen, you’ve seen how the background can be used as a funny misdirection. In today’s photo, a note on the back could read The crape myrtle bloomed so heavy! and that would negate both the girl and the dress to comic effect.
Check out Obscene Interiors and its very basic concept. Then create a caption that dwells on the least important aspect of this photo.