On January 14th Change.gov released an official portrait of the president elect. It was captured by by Pete Souza, the newly-announced official White House photographer. A great image in any respect, Gizmodo and other sites have also uncovered that it is “the first official presidential portrait ever taken by a digital camera.” Jump inside for the full image.
An interesting little bit of photoshop was recently featured on CNN (via BoingBoing, via IssTumBul): “Presidential aging photos – Boing Boing. “The president ages twice as fast while in office, according to a theory advanced by Dr. Michael Roizen, a chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic.”
Over the past few months, many photo mosaics have droped into our inbox. Many were quickly thrown together from images of other peoples work. This one by Anne C. Savage is different: “mosaic image that I created from the faces of people at Obama rallies. I took all the pictures myself including the one of Obama.”
John Hart of nanobliss decided to take our president-elect’s face to a whole new frontier: “Each face is made of approximately 150 million tiny carbon nanotubes; that’s about how many Americans voted in the 2008 presidential election. Vote for science!” More photos of the microscopic structures inside.
The Boston Globe has a great collection of photos from the campaign. Featured below is #25 out of 35: “On the eve of the US presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama speaks during his last campaign rally for the 2008 presidential race in Manassas, Virginia, November 03, 2008. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)” Links to some other favorites inside.
The morning of November 5, 2008, Barack Obama’s faced graced the cover of almost every newspaper in the nation. He also made covers around the world. Here we have the front of the Maariv, published in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Thanks goes to reader Luis Menchu for pointing us to Newseum which has an archive of 730 front pages from 66 countries from Nov. 5th. Jump inside for some more example.