My friend Fraser showed me his latest New Favourite Website last night at a party. It’s called Awkward Family Photos. This site is one of those things that makes you really stand by think “Wow – the internet is amazing”. The fact that so many people could come together over something so incredibly obscure and yet which so many people have in common is pretty awesome.
Childhood friends Mike and Doug began the blog after Mike saw an awkward vacation photo hung in his parents’ house. Realizing there were probably plenty of other people out there with their own awkward family images, the two friends decided to create a friendly place where everyone could come together and share their uncomfortable family moments. Thus, Awkward Family Photos was born.
Apparently it receives several million hits a day, and I can see why . I can think of one or two horrors hanging on the walls at home in Ireland. Though none are quite as bad as the ones I’ve posted below.