Saturday, February 24, 2007

Altered Images

I remember many years ago attending a presentation about the power of images and how to manipulate them.

One of the speakers showed us a photo of legendary baseballer Babe Ruth about to swing his bat.

He then showed us a much wider version of the same shot, with Ruth looking tiny surrounded by stadium stands filled with people.

That clever display of cropping has stayed with me for years.

Today I came across a pic by photo-journalist Muhammed Muheisen on Wooster.

It's a great photo, that tells a story.

After I cropped it, it told a very different story.