Thursday, February 5, 2009

Unmasking An Iconic American Image

The Associated Press is seeking compensation from artist Shepard Fairey for using their image, which they purchased from a photographer named Manny Garcia, and turning it into a poster for the Obama campaign. Capturing an iconic image of a person takes years of practice, patience, thousands of shots and some luck, being in the right place at the right time with the right conditions and the right equipment. Turning that shot into a stencil looking poster takes less than 5 minutes on Photoshop. Why didn't you ask permission?

4 comments:

Gaytha said...

The Associated Press are being sue happy, in my opinion; If the design is changed at least 30% from the original then they can do nothing. I hope they lose and Obama's lawyers defend Shepard Fairey and his amazing art.

always sunny said...

aww, look how cute you are. i can only imagine you in your new earrings!

StudioCherie said...

Rachel, I can always count on you for an extra bit of sweetness. I can't wait to get them! That will call for a Mother-Daughter photo shoot to show off Gabrielle's wonderful earrings too!

MyLady B. said...

Thanks for your comment! Totally made my day :).