Everywhere between my lovely village of Bishqem and Sofie’s Pajove, the Albanian’s have houses full of family photos. While you be thinking to yourself something along the lines of “So what? I have photos all over my house too!,” I must warn you that these photos are different. These photos plastered amongst our host family houses are pictures with neon backdrops of the ocean and awkward poses. Most Albanian’s fail to smile in their pictures as well, making the overall attitude of the picture completely oxymoronic.
In honor of our swearing- in, Sofie & I decided to go for our very own personal photo shoot. The man agreed to give us 2 photos for $2.00- so we picked a tropical background and stood in our favorite pose. We did however make such an impression on the photographer that he took many photos, couldn’t decide which were the best, and printed all of them for us- even did some editing with sepia tones. And now, for your personal enjoyment, I hope you love them as much as I do….
Playing with angles apparently... And here's the classic pose... how bout that background?!