Is that Obama in a mullet haircut?
Blog Guy, please continue answering questions about photojournalism. I was wondering, what do photographers do when people they cover are out of sight?
Good question! They shoot pictures of each other trying to shoot pictures, like these guys trailing President-elect Barack Obama. These are always popular shots.
But why are they trying so hard?
I gather there’s a serious shortage of Obama photos, despite the fact that we’ve taken roughly 720 million pictures of him this month alone. See, there is always a chance he’s changed his appearance. You know, a mullet haircut, a tattoo, a handlebar mustache, some of those plastic hillbilly teeth…
You spend millions of dollars just waiting for Barack Obama in plastic hillbilly teeth?
Hey, pal, back off! When YOU’RE the shooter who gets those hillbilly teeth in your zoom lens, you’ll understand what it’s all about!
Photographers traveling in the motorcade of President-elect Barack Obama try in vain to get a glimpse of him from inside their vehicle at a stop in Chicago November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque