Thursday, October 15, 2009

Man Day Thursday: Groomsmen

My friend Neal who does the Photo Cliches blog is getting married on Saturday, and boy am I excited for his wedding (read: excited for open bar and impressionable 19 year old cousins).  One of my favorite parts of any wedding is seeing a bunch of guys you know who normally are only seen in jorts and a Coed Naked Volleyball t-shirt wearing a suit and looking like a prisoner on his first day out of jail and trying to fit in [see Ex-Con by Smog]  Bonus points if you suspect their mother bought them the tie at some point.

Even better than men looking awkward in their suits is really bad wedding photography of groomsmen in some corny arrangement.  It's like whoever took these pictures truly believes that the video for "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit is the pinnacle of visual artistic expression. Included in this are pictures where the men just can't cope with the seriousness of wearing a suit and have to make some ridiculous goofy joke pose. Another common groomsmen photo cliche is to make some super tough-guy pose.  What are you looking so tough about? "Watch out, I'm gonna marry the FUCK out of you, woman." It's creepy.

Oh genie of the internet, answer my Man Day Thursday prayers and grant me a cornocopia of bad groomsmen photos. Overexposure, fisheye lenses, ridiculous poses - I want it all!













29 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is too good, I love the third one down, mob-boss wedding? The under lighting is totally flattering because it shadows their bald heads. I love the NSYNC approach of the fifth one. JT's wedding photos? Boy bands like planes too? The eighth one just screams either gay or the sound of music, or is that the same thing? I like the pants down one.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so much to enjoy here...
The green vests make those guys look fatter.
Last shot: brown? Seriously, brown?

sarcasticmeow said...

Vans? Really? Is Sum41 the band at the reception?

Neal said...

people who get married are douches.

Anonymous said...

Great post! Also could someone please send out a memo that since the first wanker pulled it off at their junior prom in 1976, sneakers with suits is no longer ironic, cool or even cute?

I also learned that fat people have fat friends.

cookslinks said...

"But we are two worlds apart
Can't reach to your heart
When you say
That I want it that way"

Anonymous said...

"people who get married are douches."

seconded.

cuteboysmakemenervous said...

what the hell is up with that backstreet boys dark one?

cuteboysmakemenervous said...

also: bahaha on the sum 41 comment

The Clone of Francisco Barrera said...

Dialogue from the third picture down:

Second Guy from left - "Deaud, is the mother ship still coming from behind that comet to take us home?"

Guy on far left - "Yes, but we probably should have scheduled that before the auto-castrations."

Anonymous said...

are these weddings or boy band photo shoots?

Mad Jack McMad said...

Wow, it's like every genre of Christian music is represented in picture form.

Anonymous said...

Check out the classy paper covered wire coat hanger in # 2

C Marck said...

Some of these are awful... some of them are REALLY good... Just goes to show the writer knows nothing about photography.

Lily said...

but seriously, what ever happened to Lit?

TeeVeeEll said...

white boys are fun-nee!

rote katze said...

Next Man Day should be Bromances.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned about what is underneath the bed in photo number 2....

What is that stuff??

Anonymous said...

Smog reference, awesome!

brendan donnelly said...

i want to get you pregnant.

epic post.

baptismal photo series next?

Bob y Ana said...

A Clockwork Wedding?

Anonymous said...

Here's the question: How would you shoot these guys if you were in the photographer's shoes? How are you possibly going to take a creative photo of a bunch of guys all wearing the same damn tuxedo? It's harder to make that choice when it's your job and it's all been done before.
I'd also like to add that it's not always easy to get these guys to do different posed things... they don't give a shit and even when you ply them with liquor they just want to either goof around or look tough. Mock all you want, it's harder than it looks....

the bog logger said...

Each individual photo is okay, mostly harmless. It is the COLLECTION of photos themselves that is so hysterical.
I love Man Day Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Lol at the pissy commentators on this post. Chill out, it's just wedding pixs. Which are hilarious.

L said...

The yellow vest group looks disturbingly young.

kingslondonmedstudent said...

I love the dodgy photoshop on the 4th one down! It makes the two people to the right of the groom look like they're melding out of each other- like some kind of identical-suit guy mitosis.

Katie said...

Please note that I have changed the copyright on my image. I don't think the client would appreciate being mocked on a public forum.

(The brown suits looked great for an outdoor venue)

Anonymous said...

really? no one said a word about the fatty with the fatties in sports jerseys?!?! sooo gross

Viagra Without Prescription said...

yeah bro you're right, as sat Jack Sparrow "I love weddings, rum for everywhere", and a little kind weird but, true you could be a metal fan but this day all men looks like a FBI agent.