Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Brother of Iron Eyes

 So, it's time for school pictures again.  The photo vendors had the usual offer of a ludicrously unnatural "scenic" setting or a plain background, and we selected the nice, simple cream backdrop.

It is not the photographer's fault that the micro dude is going through a phase where he kind of smirks at the camera.  We were glad to see at least one image where he looks neutral, even perhaps noble, since the smiley preschooler that we know sometimes goes into hiding before strangers.

Then we looked onwards in the packet and discovered that the vendor had indeed decided to pose our child against our wishes in the faux autumn leaves with a fake tire swing.  His expression says it all.


Perhaps he is recalling the apartheid-era South African lynching practice of "necklacing" opponents with tires.

Anyhow, it wasn't quite as hilarious as the tear-on-the-cheek preschool pictures from Ol' Iron Eyes Q, but still good for a chuckle.  I'm a veritable gold mine for photographers who snap pictures that I love, so I wish them better luck for the spring photo session.


Stimey said...

I LOVE those crazy backgrounds. I mean, I never buy them or request them, but it makes me so happy when they just do one because they are SO RIDICULOUS.

Your noble kid is adorable.

mayberry said...

I agree with Stimey! My kid insisted on wearing a tie and a sweater vest for this year's photo. It is pretty awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love the backgrounds too. We got a funny one with the tire swing too