Anyone who has been photographed for a magazine or newspaper knows that moment when you suddenly find yourself cross-legged on a dressing table or wearing a silly hat. No matter how hard you try to present a serious face to the world the photographers always seem to get the silly shot. To kick off this new series here’s a trio of photographs of artists who probably tried and then gave up. More of this from time to time. Submissions welcome.
Images: Top left, Claudio Abate at the 6th Biennale of Rome in 1968, right, Vincent Ward promoting his Govett-Brewster exhibition in 2011 and bottom, Damien Hirst any old time.