The windowseat angle
March 10 2009.
More likely than not, you're familiar with the MySpace angle: the angle where when photographed, anyone looks cuter, slimmer, and more dateable. Its name comes from the era when everyone was on MySpace and had no problem broadcasting their private lives, whereabouts, and weekend plans to the entire world (2006).
The MySpace angle is easily executed by anyone with one or more arms and a camera:
Last Friday I set out to find the antithesis of the MySpace angle. That is, a photographic angle that makes you uglier, fatter, and considerably less dateable. I found it. I call it "the windowseat angle":
Let's compare angles.
Let's compare again to make sure that wasn't a fluke.
The windowseat angle's unflattery works for a number of reasons:
After discovering this, I wonder if Aphex Twin employed the windowseat angle for the Richard D. James album.
Oddly enough, I just tried it, and I think it's one of the nicest smiles I've ever had captured...
I think you should add a disclaimer for people with bad balance and/or inner ear issues.
social media progress in action!
Oh my achin' gut.
Take other people's cameras and leave them a surprise.
@Susie: I actually did that at a party last weekend. It was awesome.
I think the Windowseat Angle will become quite popular with the kids soon. Well done.