Awkward and weird family photos are always fun to see, but if you dig back a little further you can get into some REALLY weird stuff. The staff over at the BackgroundChecks.org decided to do some digging and found some really bizarre and strange vintage family photos.
Turning the pages of an old family photo album can be quite embarrassing at times. It can spawn thoughts like, “Why did I ever think that crimping my hair was cool?” and “Whoa! Look at dad’s curly mustache!” Well, you’re not alone in thinking your family is weird, crazy or goofy — we all feel that way from time to time! And if you’re like us and ever thought your family looked especially odd in old family photos, we’ve found 15 awkward vintage family portraits that will make your own family seem (fairly) normal!
1.) King of Pool with Cue Ball Kid & 8 Ball Kid Portrait
This Russian family portrait was taken back in 1886. The father had an obvious obsession with the game of pool…and dressing his children like billiard balls.
New Jersey based photographer Danielle Guenther got bored with the ‘traditional’ family photo shoots that show a family in matching outfits faking happiness for the camera. Real life is gritty and chaotic and when you add kids to the mix it becomes even messier. Danielle took a different approach with her series Best Case Scenario showing a more realistic side to parenthood and despite all the chaos, it can still be beautiful.
San Fransisco based artist Hannah Rothstein has created a series entitled ‘Thanksgiving Special’ which takes a look at what a traditional Thanksgiving meal would look like if it was prepared by famous artists such as Van Gough, Picaso, and Warhol. The ingredients are all the same but the presentation is very different.
Vincent van Gogh
They may not be able to carry a lot, but these hamsters make really cute bartenders.
Twitter user Kawanabesatou has made a fun little hobby of building tiny intricate scenes for his hamsters then photographing them on the set. From serving beers to cutting up sushi, these little guys seem to be having fun.
Photographer Carli Davidson has added a new section to her “Shake” photo series which now features adorable puppies as they are shaking off water. The resulting ‘Shake Puppies’ series is too cute to handle.