Thursday, March 19, 2009

Photographer at work

Many thanks to Alex Wong of Getty Images for this portrait (maybe a little too close!) of a photographer hard at work.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Separated at birth?

Doing dishes last night I realized two images I'd made over the two previous days, though on very different jobs, were still quite similar.

One image is a detail shot I did of a beaded sculpture by artist Gail Gorlitzz, a client. (See "".) The other is of Neel Kashkari, interim assistant secretary at the U.S. Treasury, testifying before a House subcommittee.

Hopefully you can tell which is which.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yes, he can

Back in January I noted how well-suited former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was to a time of economic crisis — at least in terms of his facial expressions (See "Farewell to the Bald Guy"). And, since I regularly put in time photographing Treasury secretaries, I wondered how well his successor, Tim Geithner, would do on that front. What if we got a secretary incapable of anything but bland expressions and limited gestures?

Following a pair of hearings with Mr. Geithner, I can report my situation was like that of many comics at the end of the Bush administration. They were concerned that the last president's departure would leave them without material. And they, like me, need not have worried.

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