OPEN THREAD: What is the Worst Photo of You Ever Taken?

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
Publish date:
November 9, 2015
open thread, bad pictures, celebrity sightings, photographs, bad haircuts, photogenic

I'm coming up on my xoAnniversary.

Almost three years ago, I had my first post published on xoJane. Called, "I Take Shockingly Horrible Photos," it detailed the horrors of my photographic encounter with Tom Hanks as well as the California DMV. It's honestly one of my top 10 favorite things I've ever written.

These photos introduced me to the xoJane community:

While I'd like to think I've gone on to prove to that I am capable of taking a decent picture, my life is still plagued by pictures like this:

My husband snapped this picture. I don't know why. He says it's cute. I think he's lying. (I should note, that contrary to what this picture seems to depict, I did NOT just wake up from a nap.)

And while I don't know why the above picture was taken, I know full well why this one was:

This is me and my pretty friend Ivy at a Wilco concert a few years ago. Our friend Mark asked us to turn around for a picture. Of course, I'm a beat behind.

These are among the worst photos ever taken of me. When I show them to people the reactions range from "OH GAWD LOUISE, why did you save this?" to laughter, a head shake, and "Only you."

So there you have it. Four of my most terrible photographs ever. I hope they bring you as much joy as they bring me. Really they do. I am a ridiculous human, and I love it.

Dare you share your most terrible photos? Tell us the stories behind them? There really is something satisfying and cathartic about putting them out there.

And I promise if I find more winners, I will share them in the comments.