Gondoliers are interesting.
I've made that statement numerous times, and John is a perfect example.
He's creative, fun, very capable, and the kind of friend people want to have.
Now that I've said a bunch of very nice things about John Synco, it's time to poke some fun.
While I'm certain that many of you will read this statement wrong, while looking over photos of past events, I've noticed that John has a sort of "drinking problem".
Oh, it's not the kind you get fired over, or even the kind that affects your ability to be a husband, father, or good employee.
It's the kind of drinking problem that affects photography.
The "Synco pose", as I'm calling it,
has a unique effect.
By exaggeratively drinking as the picture is taken, you succeed in both upstaging everyone else, and obscuring part of your face. I'm sure it's quite refreshng as well.
Really, now that I think about it, it's genius!
I'm sure we'll all be doing it in the next group shot at Sunset Gondola.
For your enjoyment, and in an effort to give credit where it is due, I've assembled a few more examples of the "Synco Pose" - as demonstrated by the expert himself.
The casual smile "Synco Pose".
crouched and surprised variation.
Hey, look at that bird!
"Synco Pose" in tandem.
and here's my favorite:
The "Synco Pose" in full effect.
eyes bugged out,
and body turned slightly to the side.
Really folks, it doesn't get any better than this.
The man is a triple black belt in the artform.