Barack Obama Photo on NYTIMES.COM?
February 4, 2008 1:29 PM   Subscribe

help me find a photo of barack obama looking like a rock star from this morning!

i saw this photo a few hours ago on the front page of (circa 11a pst?) and now i'm obsessed with finding it again. i feel like i've searched the whole website. i'm not sure what article it went with or who took it or anything .

the photo is an action shot of obama speaking on stage, it's dark but you can make out empty red chairs behind him (like a stadium). he is outlined in light, glowing really, and the photo has caught him mid sentence, there is a spray of sweat around his face. i saw it and thought: this man will be president.

and now of course, they've changed the photo on the front page and i can't find it anywhere. help?
posted by sacho to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is it this one?
posted by jamaro at 1:38 PM on February 4, 2008

Response by poster: duly noted, though we desk dwellers have little else to get us through the day save our obsessions. sooo.
posted by sacho at 1:39 PM on February 4, 2008

Response by poster: thx, jamaro - good one but not THE one. and special-k, thanks for the vid!
posted by sacho at 1:41 PM on February 4, 2008

Response by poster: EXPLOSION! you are the winner. thank you ever so much!!!
posted by sacho at 1:41 PM on February 4, 2008

Oooh. That is nice.
posted by mumkin at 2:12 PM on February 4, 2008

The photo was taken in East Rutherford, N.J. by Damon Winter.
Here's the associated article.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 2:22 PM on February 4, 2008

Whatta photo! Love it.
What's with the fairy dust around his head?

Is a high res version of that photo available?
posted by HotPatatta at 2:51 PM on February 4, 2008

he looks really really really really backlit
posted by Salvatorparadise at 4:46 PM on February 4, 2008

Not what you're looking for, but when I saw it this morning, it reminded me of this thread. Here.
posted by browse at 7:58 AM on February 5, 2008

Thanks Ziggurat for pointing out the photographer & article.

HotPatatta, I'd try e-mailing Damon Winter, but obviously it won't be cheap. :(

And lastly, I just recently came across a Thomas Dworzak photo of Obama that I thought was pretty "rockstar" (search NYC71978 at the Magnum Photos site if the link doesn't work).
posted by hobbes at 2:19 PM on February 8, 2008

And to come back around, the folks at LOLPresident made their own addition to that photo.

Is this worthy of a MeTa post? 'Cuz it's hilarious!
posted by Xoder at 1:38 PM on February 21, 2008

hah, lol president is my site.

is that worthy of a projects post?
posted by jrishel at 11:20 AM on September 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

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