What makes a photo series funny? Sure, babies and animals in precarious situations always seem to always elicit a laugh, but it’s the hard work of the photographer that really brings forth an entertaining story. Today, we bring you six talented photographers who’ve somehow managed to tickle our funny bone. From dapperly dressed animals and their silly expressions to babies who can’t help but pucker up, these photos will leave you in stitches. A big thanks to the photographers and their unique perspectives, on life and love, that give us a reason to laugh.
1. Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal
Photo Credits: Yago Partal
Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal makes us laugh with Zoo Portraits, a hilarious photo series that puts animal heads on humans’ well-dressed bodies. Sitting upright and staring straight into the camera, just as a person would, these snap-happy animals look like they’re posing for their pictures. Their wide-eyed expressions are really what make each photo so amusing.
2. Shake by Carli Davidson
Photo Credits: Carli Davidson
Using high-speed photography, photographer Carli Davidson captures hysterical photos of dogs as they’re shaking off water and slobber. A viral sensation, her photos have been seen throughout the web as well as in magazines and on television shows. She recently released a new book called Shake that shows side-by-side photos of 61 dogs in the moments while they’re shaking. The book promises to be a fantastic treat both for dog lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.
3. Jason Lee’s Creative Photography of His Two Daughters
Photo Credits: JWL Photography
Though a wedding photographer by trade, Jason Lee is also known for his incredibly creative photos of his two daughters. Started as a way to show his sick mother pictures of her growing grandchildren, the series took on a life of its own as Lee used his Photoshop skills to make his kids blow large soap bubbles, fly on broomsticks and even get duct taped to a wall. Millions have now seen Lee’s clever creations and, luckily for us, he keeps putting up more. What a fun way to capture your kids as they’re growing up!
4. Return to Sender by Tommy Kha
Photo Credits: Tommy Kha
What happens when a stoic man gets kissed by random strangers? Hilarity ensues! Return to Sender is a fantastically funny series by photographer Tommy Kha that shows what happens when one receives a one-sided kiss from a passionate stranger. For this project, when approaching strangers on the street, he asked them to kiss him any way they wanted to as long as they kissed him right smack dab on the lips. Of course, what makes the whole series so funny is the blank expression on Tommy’s face! What great acting.
5. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel
Photo Credits: Seth Casteel
Like fellow photographer Carli Davidson, Seth Casteel is a pro at capturing hilarious photos of dogs in action. His funny photos, however, feature dogs not as they’re shaking off water but as they’re jumping into it. Casteel shares that moment when dogs dive to fetch a toy underwater, their eyes wide open, their mouths agape. His book, titled Underwater Dogs, quickly became a New York Times best seller. It features dozens of never-before-seen photos starring new “underwater models” like a pug and 12 week-old puppies.
6. Pucker by David Wile and April Maciborka
Pucker up! That’s what these babies did as they were caught tasting lemons for the very first time. Photographers David Wile and April Maciborka are behind this adorable series called Pucker. Wearing only a bib up top, the little tots are seen scrunching their faces or smiling with wonder as they’re experiencing the extreme sourness of a lemon. I’m sure you’ll agree, that this is a super cute series that’s more sweet than sour.
Which of these photo series made you laugh?