Classicalite's Five Worst: Pub Shots

By Classicalite Newsdesk on Oct 19, 2013 03:43 AM EDT

Here at Classicalite, we get deluged by publicity photos every day. Some are wonderful, most are average. And a small percentage are truly bizarre, in bad taste or downright silly.

Having looked at so many, we feel qualified to present the worst of the lot. A lot are misguided attempts to make an artist look laid-back or trendy. Then, there are the overproduced photos, complete with art direction and wardrobe consultants, that wind up making artists look ridiculous.

This leaves us wondering, what were their publicists thinking?

Sometimes, a pub pic sounds great in theory, but the actual result is unintentionally hilarious. And so you get a photo of Lang Lang, staring at his hands, with a crazed look in his eyes. (Or Lindsey Stirling, the violinist-cum-acrobat, striking a pose in a cornfield.)

To wit, we offer Classicalite's Five Worst publicity shots that have crossed our desks recently.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer and composer who presents choreographed violin performances. She has lots of great photos, but this one missed the mark.

Carlos Kalmar

We're not sure what this picture is trying to say about Maestro Kalmar, except that he can juggle eight batons. Just wait till he adds the music stand and the double bass!

Bryant Park Quartet

Why is this string quartet standing in front of a pile of sticks? And what is that guy hanging from? Looks like someone was playing around with Photoshop a little too much...

Jennifer Stumm

Speaking of juggling musical instruments, here's a balancing act we'd rather not try at home. For her next act, we'd like to see the violist balance her bow on the tip of her nose.

Lindsey Stirling (again)

We're still not sure why she's dancing in the tall grass.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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