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When you come up behind a group photograph being taken, where do your thoughts turn: to pure evil [some nsfw], or to the ties that bind us all together?
posted by Potomac Avenue (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are not mutually exclusive in the BDSM community.
posted by benzenedream at 12:20 PM on May 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Nooo, bad idea. If you looked at a group shot with me from the back, you'd see a carefully maintained distance (imperceptible from the front, since I'm a pro) from everyone else because I get awkward around huggy people. That picture's not going to make anyone happy.

I much prefer being the bozo in the background doing this.
posted by phunniemee at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or you could be like Raffi Torres and photobomb yourself.
posted by troika at 12:31 PM on May 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


I am such a notorious photobomber than my friends have begun requesting I 'bomb' their photos. Boooo.

(Though we did get a couple of really fun shots, which are on facebook.)
posted by Eideteker at 12:32 PM on May 26, 2011


phunniemee: " If you looked at a group shot with me from the back, you'd see a carefully maintained distance (imperceptible from the front, since I'm a pro) from everyone else because I get awkward around huggy people. "

There are lots of pictures online of awkward-looking guys avoiding physical contact with famous people - usually attractive actresses - at convention photo ops. I can't even laugh because I know I'd be one of them.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:36 PM on May 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


When I was growing up, we'd go get family portraits taken at the church every few years. In college, I came home for what was to be the last such thing. It was to be a picture of the three men in Mom's life, me, Dad, and my brother, all dressed up and groomed and nice. And, boy, did it turn out great! Mom still has that photo above her desk, 25 years later. My dad, in front, looks a little stiffly posed, but my brother and I, behind him, have big, happy grins. Our eyes are actually twinkling.

The photographer had posed us all very awkwardly, as they do, you know. My hand ended up perfectly positioned on my brother's ass, which I gently caressed throughout the photo shoot. We did, eventually, tell Mom the story, but the picture still makes me grin every time I see it.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:51 PM on May 26, 2011 [12 favorites]


This is one of those things that I really wish had not made me laugh so hard (also on that list: Supertroopers, a very non-PC joke my brother-in-law told once, last night's bathroom humor from my six-year-old while we were at the dinner table, Dumb and Dumber, the damn Misunderstood Spider meme). Some of those pictures are priceless.
posted by theredpen at 1:12 PM on May 26, 2011


Oh... fuck... cannot breathe... help me... can't... stop... laughing...
posted by hippybear at 1:44 PM on May 26, 2011


I took a shot of the bride and her sisters from behind during a group photo at my friends' wedding a few years ago and the sisters all love it.
posted by zzazazz at 1:53 PM on May 26, 2011


phunniemee: " If you looked at a group shot with me from the back, you'd see a carefully maintained distance (imperceptible from the front, since I'm a pro) from everyone else because I get awkward around huggy people. "

Ah yes, the hover hands.
posted by orme at 1:56 PM on May 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


hippybear: "Oh... fuck... cannot breathe... help me... can't... stop... laughing.."

So with you (not sure this is a photobomb but OMG).
posted by theredpen at 2:04 PM on May 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


This is a business opportunity just waiting to happen. Hang around at some tourist trap photo op spot, with a sign that reads "Photo Bombs - $2 (moons - $5)". You'd have to work on your collection of creepy faces, but that's it. Instant business!

I will sell you a franchise for $20. Memail if interested.
posted by orme at 2:38 PM on May 26, 2011


This is a business opportunity just waiting to happen. Hang around at some tourist trap photo op spot, with a sign that reads "Photo Bombs - $2 (moons - $5)". You'd have to work on your collection of creepy faces, but that's it. Instant business!

I will sell you a franchise for $20. Memail if interested.


When my sister and her husband visited me in Paris a few months ago, someone in a gorilla suit randomly photo bombed a picture of them in front of the Eiffel tower, then asked for money. It made for a genuinely hilarious picture, but we didn't pay.
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable at 3:17 PM on May 26, 2011


Dr. Eigenvariable: "When my sister and her husband visited me in Paris a few months ago, someone in a gorilla suit randomly photo bombed a picture of them in front of the Eiffel tower, then asked for money. It made for a genuinely hilarious picture, but we didn't pay."

San Francisco has Photos with Freaks.
posted by mkb at 5:02 PM on May 26, 2011


Since Raffi Torres was brought up, I should point out the Canuck's interview bomber, Ryan Kessler (youtube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF7Vjz6gdeI
posted by melgy at 5:59 PM on May 26, 2011


favorite (so far)
posted by danb at 8:04 PM on May 26, 2011


The best part of that one, danb, is the woman in the grey dress on the left side of the frame who looks like she's pretty much not even moved between the two snapshots.
posted by hippybear at 8:08 PM on May 26, 2011


Matthew Brimson, the Leicestershire slow left arm bowler, exposed himself in a team photo being taken for the 2000 edition of Wisden Cricketers Almanac. As luck would have it, nobody noticed his little prank until it had been published on page 657 of the Cricketer's bible. Leicestershire were somewhat peeved and Brimson's first class career petered out soon afterwards.
posted by joannemullen at 1:56 AM on May 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


The photobombing is funny, but not new. I hadn't seen the hoverhands photos before, though; this is now my new favorite photo. I think I had the exact same expression the first time a girl kissed me.
posted by Forktine at 6:10 AM on May 27, 2011


"...and Brimson's first class career petered out soon afterwards."

Har.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:57 AM on May 27, 2011


I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet, but my favorite habitual photobomber by far is Mefi's Own Adam Savage.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:26 PM on May 27, 2011


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