White House Chief Photographer Adam Schultz inadvertently caused a ruckus when he used an ultrawide angle lens to photograph President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, former President Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter at their home in GA. The distorted perspective made the Bidens look huge compared to the Carters, and Twitter had a field day. It was so newsworthy that both the New York Times and the Washington Post reported on it. So what the heck, we’ll talk about it too!
Also in this episode: Federico Winer uses Google Earth for source images for his Ultradistancia project, Craig McDean photographed a transformed Billie Eilish for British Vogue, and IAMS pet food launches an app that identifies your dog by its nose print.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Photo of Carter, Biden in Georgia rouses Twitter commentary over surreal look (via Washington Post)
- Wide-Angle Oddity: Giant Bidens Meet Tiny Carters (via NYT)
- Deonardo Levinci’s Giant Carters
- Mike Hancock’s *really* Giant Bidens
- Ultradistancia (@ultradistancia)
- Doug Rickard’s “A New American Picture”
- How to Photograph the Entire World: The Google Street View Era (via Wayne Bremser)
- Billie Eilish in British Vogue: What the Cover Means (via NYT)
- Billie Eilish shares her new hairdo on Instagram
- Your Power music video
- NOSEiD app helps reunite lost dogs with their owners using photos of their noses (via DPReview)