Shepard Fairey admits to wrongdoing

October 17, 2009

In a strange twist to an already complicated legal situation, artist Shepard Fairey admitted today to legal wrongdoing in his ongoing battle with the Associated Press.

Fairey said in a statement issued late Friday that he knowingly submitted false images and deleted others in the legal proceedings, in an attempt to conceal the fact that the AP had correctly identified the photo that Fairey had used as a reference for his “Hope” poster of then-Sen. Barack Obama.

“Throughout the case, there has been a question as to which Mannie Garcia photo I used as a reference to design the HOPE image,” Fairey said. “The AP claimed it was one photo, and I claimed it was another.”

New filings to the court, he said, “state for the record that the AP is correct about which photo I used…and that I was mistaken. While I initially believed that the photo I referenced was a different one, I discovered early on in the case that I was wrong. In an attempt to conceal my mistake I submitted false images and deleted other images.”

via Los Angeles Times.


Best Friends Photo Contest

October 17, 2009

Best Friends Photo Contest:

Submissions will be accepted from Oct 14 until December 22, 2009. To enter your submissions electronically, please visit http://www.bestfriendsphotocontest.com and register. Once the registration process is complete, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Simply log on to the web site to upload images from your computer. Images formatted in JPEG or TIFF measuring at least 1,000 pixels on their long dimension are preferred. Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998 or not color-managed. For more information on electronic submission guidelines, please read our FAQ.

An entry consists of a single image ($12 per image). Individuals may pay to enter an unlimited amount of times.


Yes, They’re Real.

October 17, 2009

Okay, so did we mess with January Jones’ cleavage?

No, absolutely not.

Why on earth is anyone saying that?

People think that a person will look the same in every photograph, but that just doesn’t happen. You can have two pictures in the same light, same clothes, same setting, and just a couple of seconds of difference, just the way you move your hands or the way you hold your neck, will change how your body looks. Also, she’s a smaller woman—she’s pretty thin, so it might throw a person off to see her looking this way.

Do lighting and perspective matter at all?

Terry likes to work with harder lighting, and that can create a stronger shadow—that, and body position and perspective could give the illusion that her breasts are bigger.

via  The Q: GQ.