1.09.2013

a walk down facebook lane: the evolution of a picture

I deactivated my facebook back in April. I still stand by it as one of the best decisions I've ever made. However. There are times I log back in just to scroll through the pictures. Last night was one of those times. 

Except this time I noticed a startling trend that stuck out to me for the first time. I've always had....personality in pictures, but I finally noticed I've gone through weird smile phases at certain times in my life. Except none of these "smiles" were actually smiles. None of this was planned; it just happened. And luckily, facebook (and now instagram) was there to capture it all.

Allow me to share with you a few examples. Oh, and trust me. There's a lot more where all this came from. 


High School-The Kissy Face:




I hate myself.

College-The Fake Growl:




Oh, the sepia. I know....



More College-The Fake Scream:

 



And now. Post grad life. According to Instagram (since I gave up facebook), I present to you The Smirky Deer in the Headlights:






Apparently I'm also very in to black and white pictures these days.


20 comments:

  1. I love the smirk. I'm such a fan of the smirk.

    Now you have me wondering if I also went through phases...I'm going to check. I know I used to smile a lot more, but that might be it.

    My favorite these days is the half face. I do it a lot, a lot.

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  2. I always just try to look as ugly as possible.
    because it's better to look ugly on purpose than ugly on accident.

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  3. This is pretty funny, I also dig the smirk. I'd stick with that one.
    I won't go back and re-live my photos because I'm horribly un-photogenic and when someone whips out their camera to take a picture, I smile a lot like Chandler.
    If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can see that face here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq6br4KU9e4

    It's unfortunate, but. . that's life. Lol

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  4. I LITERALLY LOVE THIS.
    The kissy face: we've all done it. No need to be ashamed. Just be lucky you weren't like me and my friends and added the sideways peace sign to that duck face. I retroactively hate myself so much.
    The fake growl: HILARIOUS. I can't believe how many pictures you found yourself making that face in. I'm going to have to try that one next time I'm looking to ruin a picture (re: always)
    Smirky Deer in the Headlights: My favorite. I am guilty of this. Almost as guilty as I am of the Robert DeNiro face.

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  5. Ohhhhh my lawdy. I'm pretty sure these need to be run by me next time!! But really... we were pretty awesome, terrible faces aside. I wonder what the next phase of face-making will be.

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  6. So Facebook IS good for something, after all!!! ;)

    I think you should bring back the fake scream. In every picture. It could totally catch on and be the new duck face!

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  7. Most of my photos have me with my mouth open... I can't help it.

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  8. hahahha the fake growl is my favorite! my bff and i always do "picture face" which is basically the same as the fake scream.

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  9. This is hilarious. You are on to something here. I wonder if I do such a thing.

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  10. LOL I love you. I did all of those... shamefully. haha! I go to the smirk lately, though.

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  11. I think Angel is always doing the open-mouthed "Fake scream" pose--though with him I always think of it as more of a "look how large my teeth" are type of pose. I'm never, ever done the kissy face. I'm a strict smiler, or, if I don't want my picture taken, I look angry. Only 2 options for me!

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  12. ha! I love it! I think everyone has a go-to pose/face. I have noticed I am a hand on the hip kind of girl lately.

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  13. Oh, the kissy-face/fake growl... I'm no stranger to those faces, embarrassingly. This was hilarious though. I'm going to have to look back at my facial progression over the years now!

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  14. The fake growl. My sisters did this for YEARS. They are only a little bit younger than you. Totally your generation thing!

    You are so damn cute, Grams. I love the smirk!

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  15. These made me laugh. I love taking funny-face pictures :)

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  16. The fake growl is a classic. And oh my god, you are that girl, Michelle... the girl who can't smile normally in a picture. It's okay, I'm the girl who has to pose for every picture, and can't take a "normal" picture...

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  17. Smirky Deer in Headlights is my fave.
    And everybody looks better in black and white..you didn't know that? ;D Atleast I think I do! hahaha

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