Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Scenes From Inauguration Day


Someday they’ll make a movie about this. Here’s what it should look like ...



























11 comments:

hokahey said...

Yes - an epic film that spans the years from 9/11 till now with a picaresque story of a main character who experiences it all: "My name is _____ ______ and I was born under unusual circumstances."

VERY INSPIRING PHOTOS!

Fox said...

Did you take these photos Jason??

And what's the story behind the "chubby" people?

Fox said...

And what's the story behind the "chubby" people?

Nevermind... I just realized it was like 3 degrees outside in D.C. That explains the chubby layering.

Jason Bellamy said...

Yes. I took these. But other than the faces on the big screen, these folks are strangers. Random faces from the Mall.

Ed Howard said...

Great pictures, I wish I coulda been there. I'm curious to see what the inevitable first Obama film will be like. Maybe in a few years Oliver Stone will make a companion piece to W. Heh.

Allison said...

Jason!! Thank you for the amazing photos for all of us that couldn't be there.

Mark said...

Yes, these are terrific photos. I loved the Washington Post slide show and others, and of course I watched it all on TV, but to me seeing these ground-level shots of real people really brings it home. Nicely done!

Fox said...

Yes. I took these. But other than the faces on the big screen, these folks are strangers. Random faces from the Mall.

This are great photos. And I mean that technically. Love the expressions and moments you captured.

I particularly like the last one in that it - if you want it to - tells bit of a story... The guy is holding up an Obama puppet with a "NO LEFT TURNS" sign behind him.

Jason Bellamy said...

Good observation, Fox. Have to admit, I hadn’t even noticed that. Better to be lucky than good. (In that environment, you don’t get much chance to design your shot. It’s kind of spotting something you like and snapping it.)

Those hand puppets were $10, by the way. Made me wish they were also selling a Bush/Cheney version. The hand puppet would be Cheney, with his little hands attached to the strings of a Bush marionette. Brilliant!

And nobody asked, but that’s Bush’s helicopter leaving town near the end there.

As for Ed’s comment a few back …

Everyone: Let’s say you were going to make the Obama movie today, with just getting into the Oval Office being the climax. Who would you want to direct it?

Fox said...

Jason-

Didn't Cheney roll out in a wheelchair? Seems like a classic duck-n-cover type move to me.

As for this...

Everyone: Let’s say you were going to make the Obama movie today, with just getting into the Oval Office being the climax. Who would you want to direct it?

I wouldn't mind seeing Trey Parker get a crack at it. Maybe a kind of sequel to Team America : World Police. The post-election day South Park show was pretty excellent. I like the way they look at the theater of politics and the way the public consumes it.

MovieMan0283 said...

What, no "Obama loves fags" signs (or did you miss that amusing crowd?)