Photographer Colby Moore is a portrait photographer who decided to add another style of photography to his portfolio: horrible, cliché photos one might find on bad photo sites. But instead of actually being that bad, he gives his clients something to laugh about by staging the funniest, worst photos he can think of.
"I started taking these pictures after browsing through Awkward Family Photos book and website and thinking, 'these are hilarious, I bet people would be really pumped to have photos of themselves that are this wonderfully terrible.' And I was right! I've had tons of requests from people wanting to be in these 'beautiful' masterpieces, and I've done a few useless self portraits. The name is a play on all the "creative" names that photographers come up with for their companies, and the word fauxtography was taken from the good folks over at youarenotaphotographer.com. Basically, I think way too many professional photographers take themselves entirely too seriously, why not have a good laugh?"
Why not indeed. These are absolutely horrifically hilarious!
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