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January 31, 2009 at 5:06 PM

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Got Obama?

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Friend and inspirator Romain Blanquart has produced a group of unique portraits made on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the inauguration of our new president Barack Obama. He made the photographs while on assignment for the Detroit Free Press where he works as a staff photographer. 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

 

“As the crowd gathered Tuesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration, Free Press staff photographer Romain Blanquart carried a half-mask cutout of Barack Obama’s face and sought volunteers to pose for a portrait. Blanquart wanted to know: Is there a little bit of Obama in you?” From the Detroit Free Press Web Site. See the entire slide show here and here

 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Copyright © 2009 Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press. All Rights Reserved.

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January 23, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Today Is A Going To Be A Good Day

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I met President -elect Barack Obama today, actually it’s after midnight, so yesterday, at a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration here in south Florida. He didn’t say too much. In fact, he was a little stiff, just standing by himself, leaning on the fence along the edge of all the festivities with his fake perma-grin, waving his tiny flag. Honestly, I expected more from the guy. Maybe he was just nervous. I don’t know, he was looking a little rough around the edges, all bent out of shape. I think he needs a massage.

I know, that was cheesy. Sorry, couldn’t resist. I did find it interesting though that there were more images of Obama at Monday’s celebration than of King. His likeness was everywhere, easily outnumbering that of one of the greatest, most important men in American history. But it seemed fitting and alright with everyone there. Ironically, as the country prepares to make Obama the 44th President of the United States of America today, I noticed yesterday that this was frame _DSC0044 on my CF card. I’m totally fucking serious, no lie.

So today is going to be a good day, no, a great day, the beginning of what I hope will be a major sea change for all of us and this country. If we’re all patient and don’t expect things to reverse course immediately, I think the next four years, maybe eight, will be positively historic.

Good luck President Obama!

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January 20, 2009 at 1:06 AM

Stumped

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January 16, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Story Time

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Issue 3

Issue 3

 

When compiling the list of my favorite things from 2008, here, I failed to mention in the photo portion of the post the three self-published issues of i like to tell stories by the seemingly prolific Jonathan Saunders. I purchased the first issue earlier this year through MagCloud and just recently received issues 2 and 3 in the mail (this time in a box and undamaged).

 

Issue 3

Issue 3

 

Issue 2

Issue 2

 

i like to tell stories are “touchable,” tangible, printed versions of selected entries from his blog of the same name in a magazine format. The content is sometimes very personal, sometimes confusing, sometimes kind of boring, sometimes very interesting, provoking, funny, sad, brilliant, blah. It’s all kinds of different things to different people. Check it out for yourself. Buy them here.

 

Issue 2

Issue 2

 

Issue 2

Issue 2

 

Issue 2

Issue 2

 

All Photography and Visual Media Copyright © Jonathan Saunders, 2008. All Rights Reserved.  

Written by eatthedarkness

January 6, 2009 at 4:42 PM