Photographer Captures Toddlers Tasting Lemons for the First Time
11:31 am, August 19th | by Colette McIntyre
In “Pucker,” photographers April Maciborka and David Wile have captured the visceral reactions of babies tasting lemon for the first time. After laughing for a solid three minutes and then coughing for two (clearly I have to stop smoking — I’m turning into the Tiny Tim of the office), I realized the images’ versatility. The toddlers’ expressions are like a party mix of negative emotions: pain, confusion, betrayal, and disgust have all conglomerated onto one tiny, chubby baby face, forming a single powerfully graphic signifier of “DO NOT WANT.” It’s like physiological version of the Power Rangers combining into the Megazord, amirite, guys?! Amirite?! These grumpy babies could function as the perfect illustration of any adverse emotional reaction!
To demonstrate how “Pucker” images can be used in your own Internet travails, I have provided my own situational captions below.
After I take a shot of tequila that was infused with an assortment of hot peppers and was pulled out of a dude’s trunk:
After I saw the new Lady Gaga video:
During every reveal on Catfish:
While looking at recent pictures of Brad Pitt with his long hair:
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