Sunday, May 11, 2014

Vintage Photo: The Human Pyramid


I've seen quite a lot of photos over the years of boys and men in this kind of pursuit: attempting to make the most interesting and daredevil shapes out of themselves. This one struck me as interesting for a couple of reasons. The first is something that you can't see from your computer screen but the original photograph is a lot bigger than usual, it was printed more the kind of size that you would use for a school team or class photo. The second unusual thing about this one is that they are cheating (kind of). You can see that the main group aren't exactly gymnasts of great skill and daring but rather are posed on a set of parallel bars with two of them even used to mask the uprights. A nice effort though and the dog is a nice touch!

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