May 20th, 2009
May 19th, 2009
Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via the White House Flick Photostream.
This photo, in which speechwriter Cody Keenan plays the part of a pirate, was shot for President Barack Obama’s May 9 speech to the White House Correspondents Association dinner. It was shown as Obama delivered the line: “But as I said during the campaign, we can’t just talk to our friends. As hard as it is, we also have to talk to our enemies, and I’ve begun to do exactly that.”
May 18th, 2009
One of five images from Hugh Kretschmer‘s new series titled “Blustery Day.” The “sky” is actually the floor of Kretschmer’s Los Angeles studio. He shot the image from scaffolding 16 feet up. Kretschmer built all the props and sets: he made the tree from chicken wire, and smoke and clouds from fabric. Elements in the series like ocean waves, tree bark and flowers were cut from inkjet prints
May 15th, 2009
Photographer: Hans Starck
Client: Visine/Johnson & Johnson
Ad agency: JWT New York
Co-President/chief creative officer, North America: Ty Montague
Chief creative officer, New York: Harvey Marco
Executive creative director: Andrew Clarke, Kash Sree
Creative director and art director: Raphael Milczarek
Copywriter: Humberto Jiron
Illustrator, typographer and designer: Aaron Padin
Director of art buying: Shawn Smith
Art buyer: Carly Chappell
Print producer: Jena Mattison
Producer: Tonya Martin
Production company: Sweet Genius
May 14th, 2009
© Joni Sternbach/Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum
One of more than 40 tintype portraits of surfers in Joni Sternbach‘s solo exhibition, “SurfLand,” on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, from May 16 to October 9. Sternbach used a 19th-century wooden camera and a wet-plate technique to create the portraits.
Photo by Jesse Kalisher.
Kalisher shot this image in 2002. He didn’t speak to the woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and didn’t get her name. “She walked in front of me and I had one chance at the picture,” Kalisher says. “I would love to know who she is.”
This image and 11 other photos from Kalisher’s “Art Watching” series were recently acquired by The Louvre museum in Paris. More images from this series are available through the Jesse Kalisher Gallery in Carrboro, North Carolina.