One of the things that constantly annoys me about National Geographic magazine is their addiction to a photojournalistic use of wide angle lenses, with everything off-center being horribly distorted. But I guess it comes with the territory - they are basically journalistic, and seem
like a fish out of water every time they try to get artsy. I blame the editors more than the photographers themselves. In both writing and visual content they have a stuck in the mud procedural mentality. But worth the subscription money anyway. About the only overdone wide-angle shot I have around that I like is when my wife took a cellphone closeup of our pet tree squirrel - that little BB lens really made his cute nose look really really big and round. Of course, whenever she took a picture of me with than damn phone I ended up looking like a puffy-faced big-nosed rodent too!
Are you sure that isn't what you look like to others? hehe