Well, no one’s sued me yet for the last blog. So I’ve decided to take the risk and share more excruciating photographs of classical musicians.
I probably ought to say again, just in case… I don’t know any of these people, and I’m sure they’re all excellent at playing their instruments. What they can’t do, however, is tell the difference between a good photographer and a potato.
First up, the bottomless pit of embarrassing photographic awfulness that is the wind quintet.
And here’s another one. They are posing in a manner known in the classical music world as…”zany”.
For some reason, classical musicians often feel that posing for a photograph with their instrument in the normal position is somehow boring. Take this violinist, for example. (I think she may be rather famous – but bear in mind that I’m a bassoonist, so I wouldn’t know.)
And here’s another supremely awkward violin pose. Although this one does at least have the instrument wedged in a relatively normal place.
Talking of uncomfortable poses, I’ve found a whole load of musicians falling into the sea. It seems to be some sort of trend. Look, here’s a cellist.
And here’s a viola player.
Right, that’s enough string players for the time being. Here’s a random photograph of a person holding far too many instruments.
Still, at least she’s not trying to look cool… with an oboe.
Lastly, and just for the sake of it really, here’s a teensy weensy oboist.