"Best $2k I Ever Spent!" Mastering The Art Of Fake Surprise

by Alex Gilman · July 28, 2011

There are a lot of different ways to react when someone tries to take your picture in the middle of a party. You can do the sucked-in cheek "kissy face" that girls often do, which has never made anyone look sexy in the history of photography, but maybe you'll be the first! You could flip off the camera, which is cool and original and rebellious, except no. And then there's the inexplicably popular "Surprise Party" look, where you respond with outright shock that someone would dare to take your picture. Of course, within that look, there are a multitude of sub-looks, as these Cobra Snake photos from Absolut Swim at the Mondrian demonstrate.  [photos by Steven Meiers via]