Friday, December 12, 2008

Terminex: The Best Photo of Blago

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 11: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich leaves his home on December 11, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. On December 9 Mr. Blagojevich was arrested for allegedly trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for money and favors among other corruption charges. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)


I know these have been shown elsewhere, but they're just too good to not archive here. This is a very lucky photographer, sure, but he took fantastic advantage of the moment and made it both funnier and more artistic by using a narrow depth of focus. I'm giving this one the Larry Downing Memorial Context is Everything Award for the year.

Here's the inferior (but still great) image which preceded the above:


It's fun to see how quickly Kersey had to work to make the decision to focus on the sign. Two sparkley hooves way up!

13 comments:

Cynica said...

I smell Pulitzer.

Fran said...

You dirty raaaat!

Blagojevich is Bla-gone-ovitch

desertwind said...

You can see from other pix that Kersey was one of a gaggle of photogs across the street from Blago The Rat's house. When the perp tried to sneak out the alleyway, Kersey got the great shot!

desertwind said...

PS - The understated caption is a nice touch, no?

pissed off patricia said...

Possibly several of those little rodents have taken up living under his hair.

Lulu Maude said...

Uh-oh. Somebody's going on a diet.

TexasYankee said...

Birds of a feather flock together...

Karen Zipdrive said...

Is there a Pony Pulitzer?
Perhaps you should start one for this photographer. Priceless!

Steve said...

One door for Samuel (Joe the Plumber) Wurzelbacher closes, another one opens up.

Anonymous said...

He resembles certain lesbians of my acquaintance.

Karen Zipdrive said...

HAHAHA!
He reminds me of a certain lesbian, too.
She's a wonderful person, but that mug of hers is a little icky.

Ian said...

Oh man. I totally thought this was a Princess photoshop. You might have to add that tag, honey.

dguzman said...

Thank goodness people pay attention to these signs--they must've stopped feeding him weeks ago.