Cropping

Jason Kottke talks about how Newsweek cropped a photo of Dick Cheney for an editorial. The photographer feels they’re misrepresenting what was actually happening, and are “embarrassing and humiliating” him.

This is hardly photo fakery. Crops aren’t lies. Full-frame photos aren’t the truth. Kennerley himself could have easily taken that exact picture in the moment.

I was kind of disenchanted when I realized that all you’re doing when you take a photograph is cropping real life, but that’s half the fun.