Forums > Model Colloquy > Ban The Duckface!

Photographer

bruce blosser

Posts: 294

Mendocino, California, US

You know who you are!  You may think you look cool, doing the duck face, but believe me you don't!  So before your mouth muscles get stuck permanantly in a position that makes you look like you are trying to suck cement through a Macdonals milkshake straw, remember, It's never too late to reset your mouth!

When someone as beautiful as Jennifer Lopez finds herself doing the duckface, to try and appear to be a trendsetter, you know things have gotten bad, because even she looks like a perfuctly dolled up Donald Duck, when she does the duck face.

But don't worry, there are almost as many web sites trying to ban the duck face, as there are trying to promote it, so don't be distressed,  just google "anti duck face" and you'll be fine!

There are only two people who can actually do the duck face that  don't really even need to try, which is why they can sort of get away with it...

Who would those two people be, you ask? 

1. Angelina Jolie
2. Roger Rabbit's wife Jessica

If you aren't one of these people, you have no business pulling a duckface in public, let alone on a modeling assignment; so stop it, you look like a total dork!

Remember the DuckFace you save may be your own!

-quack quack!

Mar 24 11 04:16 am Link

Photographer

WIP

Posts: 15597

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

How about;

'You never seen Adriana Lima pucker her lips to the side and make a peace sign
That’s Myspace Face!
You ain’t posing girl, that ain’t it girl!
You’re just trying to hide your skinny ass lips, girl'

Robert Hoffman - That Doesn't Make You A Model.

Mar 24 11 04:50 am Link

Photographer

Jeff Fiore

Posts: 9224

Pelham, New York, US

c_h_r_i_s wrote:
How about;

'You never seen Adriana Lima pucker her lips to the side and make a peace sign
That’s Myspace Face!
You ain’t posing girl, that ain’t it girl!
You’re just trying to hide your skinny ass lips, girl'

Robert Hoffman - That Doesn't Make You A Model.

Adriana Lima can do a duck face for me anytime...

Mar 24 11 04:57 am Link

Model

Heather Doyle

Posts: 773

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jeff Fiore wrote:
Adriana Lima can do a duck face for me anytime...

Agreed.

Mar 24 11 05:37 am Link

Photographer

DoubleDare Studios

Posts: 977

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US

Yeah. That is probably the single most annoying thing in the world today...

Mar 24 11 05:48 am Link

Wardrobe Stylist

H Jules

Posts: 303

Brooklyn, New York, US

This dude just went in. That is so crazy right now. LOVE IT

Mar 24 11 05:55 am Link

Model

Little Alice

Posts: 3803

Chicago, Illinois, US

I completely agree, it's always such a big let down when I have a good shoot or show with a model and then find them on facebook doing duckface and throwing up pretend "gangsta" signs.  I can't wait until my generation has kids and those kids ask their parents why the hell they thought that was attractive.  lol

Mar 24 11 07:11 am Link

Model

Kelly_Johnson

Posts: 49

London, England, United Kingdom

Duckface?

Mar 24 11 07:17 am Link

Photographer

Photographers Society

Posts: 129

Miami, Florida, US

Don't ban the duck face, just wait for duck season and shoot it. (Please remember you will need a current hunter's license with federal duck stamp and a good attorney).

Mar 24 11 07:18 am Link

Model

Brandon Beecham

Posts: 193

Katy, Texas, US

I too despise the duckface. (looks through my port) 
Just checking. Didn't want to be a hypocrite.

Mar 24 11 07:22 am Link

Photographer

DoubleDare Studios

Posts: 977

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US

Kelly_Johnson wrote:
Duckface?

yep...

www.antiduckface.com

Mar 24 11 07:22 am Link

Model

Kelly_Johnson

Posts: 49

London, England, United Kingdom

lol smile

Mar 24 11 07:23 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Never!!! Long live the Duck!!:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100925/22/4c9ee0b54bb37.jpg

Mar 24 11 07:24 am Link

Model

Brandon Beecham

Posts: 193

Katy, Texas, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:
Never!!! Long live the Duck!!:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100925/22/4c9ee0b54bb37.jpg

False duck! Its the lipstick that gives the impression she's doing it, but she's not.

Right?

Mar 24 11 07:28 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Little Alice wrote:
I completely agree, it's always such a big let down when I have a good shoot or show with a model and then find them on facebook doing duckface and throwing up pretend "gangsta" signs.  I can't wait until my generation has kids and those kids ask their parents why the hell they thought that was attractive.  lol

ummm,
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100611/07/4c124d9df15b4_m.jpg
I is confuzel'd

Mar 24 11 07:28 am Link

Photographer

New Dawn Photography

Posts: 3015

San Ramon, California, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:
Never!!! Long live the Duck!!:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100925/22/4c9ee0b54bb37.jpg

I don't  see a Duck Face here. Cool Chicken Walk though!

Mar 24 11 07:29 am Link

Digital Artist

C Wise Design

Posts: 138

Chester, England, United Kingdom

trout-pout vs duckface
should be a japanese horror movie smile

Mar 24 11 07:30 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Brandon Beecham wrote:

False duck! Its the lipstick that gives the impression she's doing it, but she's not.

Right?

Wrong! I am doing it, but only in profile. Ducks always look better in profile lol

Mar 24 11 07:30 am Link

Photographer

Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

DoubleDare Studios wrote:
Yeah. That is probably the single most annoying thing in the world today...

There are many annoying things in the world today.

What I think is the most annoying is how people just abandon common sense and parrot what everyone else does and then shrug and say " I just have my own sense of style " because they hear everyone else say it.

Society is cyclical. Just like the crash of '29 was preceeded by the idiotic "roaring 20's" , we are set for another collapse, which my Grandfather mentally prepared me since birth. He is someone who got through the depression quite well. My grandmother got through the bolshevik revolution in one piece. Its in my DNA to survive and thrive.

So go ahead, everyone else, make your duck faces, with your $500 sunglasses,  post them online and sip your $4 lattes and $3 brownies (put it on your credit card) all while driving the [strike] Lexus[/strike] Toyota your parents financed with the equity from the house their parents left them.

Its all good.

Darwinism rules !!!!!!!

Mar 24 11 07:33 am Link

Photographer

Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

Little Alice wrote:
I completely agree, it's always such a big let down when I have a good shoot or show with a model and then find them on facebook doing duckface and throwing up pretend "gangsta" signs.  I can't wait until my generation has kids and those kids ask their parents why the hell they thought that was attractive.  lol

Those kids will be like the kids of the flappers, like the kids who fought WW 2, the "greatist generation "and the cycle will continue.

greatist generation, baby-boomers, genration X, the worst generation (today's 20 year olds),

"Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations."

Mar 24 11 07:35 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

New Dawn Photography wrote:
I don't  see a Duck Face here. Cool Chicken Walk though!

wink
Perhaps I don't have a good understanding of *duckface*
Is this a better example:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196180_1770624502952_1159436818_31775497_924175_n.jpg

Mar 24 11 07:36 am Link

Photographer

DoubleDare Studios

Posts: 977

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US

School Boy Heart wrote:

There are many annoying things in the world today.

What I think is the most annoying is how people just abandon common sense and parrot what everyone else does and then shrug and say " I just have my own sense of style " because they hear everyone else say it.

Society is cyclical. Just like the crash of '29 was preceeded by the idiotic "roaring 20's" , we are set for another collapse, which my Grandfather mentally prepared me since birth. He is someone who got through the depression quite well. My grandmother got through the bolshevik revolution in one piece. Its in my DNA to survive and thrive.

So go ahead, everyone else, make your duck faces, with your $500 sunglasses,  post them online and sip your $4 lattes and $3 brownies (put it on your credit card) all while driving the [strike] Lexus[/strike] Toyota your parents financed with the equity from the house their parents left them.

Its all good.

Darwinism rules !!!!!!!

umm...that was pretty deep for a duckface thread, dunyathink? smile

Mar 24 11 07:37 am Link

Photographer

Nickels2Dimes

Posts: 305

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

when the model in my port made that face by mistake, i was intrigued and made her hold it while i got the shot. i don't think its for every model, but i love that photo of her. maybe because it's hard to get a real expression from models and the duck face loosens them up lol.

Mar 24 11 07:38 am Link

Photographer

PPHPhotography

Posts: 60

Cary, North Carolina, US

I'm sorry but when a model does "duck face" I crack up laughing and make the face back to her.... we both chuckle about it.
Then I show her how to pretend to blow or whistle for that lip movement.

Mar 24 11 07:39 am Link

Photographer

Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54151

Buena Park, California, US

What about Zoolander?

Mar 24 11 07:42 am Link

Photographer

New Dawn Photography

Posts: 3015

San Ramon, California, US

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu215/NewDawnPhotography/HD1.jpg?t=1300977846

Mar 24 11 07:42 am Link

Photographer

New Dawn Photography

Posts: 3015

San Ramon, California, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:

wink
Perhaps I don't have a good understanding of *duckface*
Is this a better example:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196180_1770624502952_1159436818_31775497_924175_n.jpg

Hmmm....maybe we'll just call what you do "The Gabriel Duck" and use it as an example of how to do it and still look good. smile

Mar 24 11 07:51 am Link

Model

Little Alice

Posts: 3803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:

ummm,
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100611/07/4c124d9df15b4_m.jpg
I is confuzel'd

This is duckface:
http://www.admit-one.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/duckface-douchbag.jpg

I don't see how my photo looks like that.  If you actually clicked on the photo and looked at it full size you would see that my lips are not puckered at all, they are slightly parted, my lips are just small.

Mar 24 11 07:51 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

New Dawn Photography wrote:

Hmmm....maybe we'll just call what you do "The Gabriel Duck" and use it as an example of how to do it and still look good. smile

*blushes*
Yaaay, I'm a good-looking duck!
lol

Mar 24 11 07:57 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Little Alice wrote:

This is duckface:
http://www.admit-one.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/duckface-douchbag.jpg

I don't see how my photo looks like that.  If you actually clicked on the photo and looked at it full size you would see that my lips are not puckered at all, they are slightly parted, my lips are just small.

This photo shows your lips better. After seeing that, I see what your saying.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101006/15/4cacf774aa57a_m.jpg

BTW, the shot of that monstrous creature you posted is one serious duckface! OMG!

Mar 24 11 08:02 am Link

Model

EDB

Posts: 23

Laguna Niguel, California, US

Finally someone talks about the ugly ducklip epidemic! Its worse when men do it! I see other fellow gay men who try to take those obnoxious ducklip
Pics of Facebook thinking it's sexy and no its not!!! It's repulsive to me!! Stop it! Just say no to the ducklip!

Mar 24 11 08:06 am Link

Model

Victoria Gail

Posts: 1034

Denver, Colorado, US

Dearest Bruce
My duckface could save my life during an emergency water landing !!!!  it could keep me afloat-so I will save it for only emergencies! xoxoxo
victoria gail

Mar 24 11 08:09 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes - it's a duck blur
You might solve a mystery or rewrite history

Duck Tales, Oo-oo
Tales of derring-do, bad and good luck tales, oo-oo

D-d-d-danger, watch behind you - there's a stranger out to find you
What to do? Just grab onto some Duck Tales, oo-oo!
Not pony tails or cotton tails but Duck Tales, oo-oo!

When it seems they're headed for the final curtain
Bold deduction never fails, that's for certain
The worst of messes become successes!

Duck Tales, Oo-oo
Tales of derring-do, bad and good luck tales, oo-oo
Not pony tails or cotton tails but Duck Tales, oo-oo!

Mar 24 11 08:40 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 28128

Dearborn, Michigan, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:
Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes - it's a duck blur
You might solve a mystery or rewrite history

Duck Tales, Oo-oo
Tales of derring-do, bad and good luck tales, oo-oo

D-d-d-danger, watch behind you - there's a stranger out to find you
What to do? Just grab onto some Duck Tales, oo-oo!
Not pony tails or cotton tails but Duck Tales, oo-oo!

When it seems they're headed for the final curtain
Bold deduction never fails, that's for certain
The worst of messes become successes!

Duck Tales, Oo-oo
Tales of derring-do, bad and good luck tales, oo-oo
Not pony tails or cotton tails but Duck Tales, oo-oo!

Thanks ducky!    smile

Mar 24 11 08:44 am Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6613

Elkton, Maryland, US

http://bigmentaldisease.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/duckface7.jpg

Mar 24 11 08:49 am Link

Model

Little Alice

Posts: 3803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:
BTW, the shot of that monstrous creature you posted is one serious duckface! OMG!

I know right?  Oh the intranets!  tongue

http://www.uncoached.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/duckface-465x373.jpg

Mar 24 11 08:55 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Connor Photography wrote:
http://bigmentaldisease.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/duckface7.jpg

How is that sexy?! If I were a man I would not feel comfortable at all around that contraption on her face!

Mar 24 11 08:55 am Link

Model

Little Alice

Posts: 3803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Oh my God I just found the blog description of the photo I posted:
http://sportifi.com/news/A-Duckface-Dis … 62414.html

"A Duckface Disaster of Epic Proportions
Good lord, I’ve seen some bad duckfaces, but I’m surprised no one actually died of retardation when this was shot.

The girl on the left’s lips just look inhuman, which suits the rest of her and she looks like some sort of orange Android stuck in the uncanny valley.

And her friend? She’s duckfacing so hard it appears she’s pulled a muscle in her face, and I hope it stays that way to teach her a valuable lesson to everyone who sees her never to make this godawful face..."

Mar 24 11 09:01 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 28128

Dearborn, Michigan, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:

How is that sexy?! If I were a man I would not feel comfortable at all around that contraption on her face!

scary

Mar 24 11 09:02 am Link

Photographer

Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17683

Spring Valley, California, US

I actually had a dream last night that whenever I stood on a particular 1-foot-diameter spot of ground my face would automatically and uncontrollably assume a duckface.  For real.

Mar 24 11 09:13 am Link