Posted by: David Vernon | April 29, 2009

Two Different Game Changers

Matthiessen Table Falls 3Came across a couple interesting photographic things on the Internets yesterday.

The latest cover of Esquire magazine is a glamour shot of model/actress Megan Fox. While that’s all fine and dandy, what’s more interesting to me is how the image was made. The photo was shot with a high-definition Red One video/still camera. They then pulled a single frame from the video and produced an amazing photograph. 

The other thing that just impressed me – for it’s openness and, I don’t know, it’s approachability – is the Official White House Photostream on Flickr. Pete Souza – the former Chicago Trib shooter who is now the White House Photographer – has assembled a staff that believes – along with the occupants of the White House – in Web 2.0. And that means things like Flickr and Facebook. But we can look forward to a unique perspective on the presidency – in near real time – on the web. Rock on White House Photography dudes!

As for me, I’m spending the morning at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University today as the featured artist – which is an unexpected treat. Lots of grandmothers who say nice things about your artwork *grin*. There is a lot of art in Central Illinois – in fact I’ve got another post coming up to catch you up on local happenings – but that will have to wait until tomorrow.


  1. Woah – that is really cool regarding the official white house photostream on flickr! I had no idea that existed. I saw an article about Pete Souza just a cople of days ago on CNN’s website. There is a short video and he talks about he favorite image and his inside view of the white house.

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