When I was in high school I decided for my senior year I wanted to be on the yearbook staff. The summer between my junior and senior year I had to take a "class" at a local photography studio along with some other yearbook staff and one of the things we were taught was how to pose a group of people. I failed that part of the class because I didn't pose my classmates in the traditional tight pyramid fashion. I posed casual. I pretty much let them stand or sit as they wanted. It freaked out the "teacher" and he told me all the reasons why it was wrong. Every so often I come across the shots I took and I have to say I like them. The people look comfortable and real.
So the reason I'm writing any of this is because of the photo below. Even I have to wonder what the photographer was thinking. This is perhaps one of the strangest groupings I've ever seen. I like it, but I'm not sure what the photographer was going for. There's a certain pyramid fashion but.... Perhaps this is actually how these people sat around in the living room which had to make conversation with grandpa difficult. I'd love to have been there when this was taken so I could fill in the oddly shaped pieces.