19 February 2010

Yet Another Wheaties cliche ...

Just in case you thought the spontaneous patriotic pose was really that, here is an image from the home town Chicago Sun Times after Evan Lysacek won the gold medal in men's figure skating. In my earlier post I asked who taught the kids to pose like this. The question was facetious - they need to conform to the cliche in order to attract the sponsors and endorsements. And - I suppose - they deserve to cash in some on years of hard work. Here I'd like to ask what self-respecting photographer would make an image of this fabrication. (This one won't do because the medal is hanging outside the frame.

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