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Great Moments in Portraiture ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
June 4, 2008

Great Moments in Portraiture


The internets have some great stuff.

Today I found a link to Great Olan Mills photos. Freaking hilarious. Had I been drinking milk, it would have come out of my nose.

I admit that I too had the Olan Mills experience when I was younger. Thankfully, I don’t own any of the pictures from it but I can tell you that it wasn’t pretty. Who knew that bangs don’t work on the curly-haired? My step-brother had it worse though, he was in high school at the time of the pictures and, well, he had curly hair too. Big curly hair.

I actually had a great client last summer who came to me for family and graduation portraits. They were a really really fun group and asked for the Olan Mills shot. Unfortunaltely I didn’t have the studio lights and a really cheesy backdrop, but I went for the classic everyone-looks-off-into-the-distance-at-nothing shot anyway (complete with horrible vignette and teal-ish glow).

Nice, huh?

“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” Coco Chanel

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