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Slightly Awkward Portrait Challenge

Updated: May 4, 2020

For all of you who want to step outside of yourself right about now, here's your golden opportunity. No matter whether you have a resident photographer or you're stuck at home alone (that's what self-timers are for), we combed through our vast collection of local photographs to provide inspiration for your next creative endeavor.

It's called the Slightly Awkward Portrait Challenge and we want everyone to play.

Rule #1-Get Creative: Thanks to Lee Carmichael Evans for getting things rolling.

Rule #2 - Start with an image and make it your own. Thanks to Tristyn and Amanda for these brilliant shots.

Rule #3: Get Going

Here's how it works:

A. We post a selection of Slightly Awkward Portraits from our collection (below).

B. You pick one to recreate at home.

C. Get the shot that replicates (and respects) our collection photo, and email it to our Mystery Editor or post it on our Facebook page (Harbor History Museum).

We'll post the best of the lot here on the Harbor Mystery Museum site with their matching collection photo. We'll even share a little bit of info about each one. There's the perfect setting for everyone...

Inspired? Well, get to work. We want to see how well you can recreate any one of these fabulous portraits. Bonus points for making your portrait just slightly more awkward (yet artfully appropriate) than the original.

Have fun! We can't wait to see what you come up with. The mystery is worth waiting for.



All photographs from the Harbor History Museum Collection. Many by Frank Owen Shaw.

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