Dieses Bild mit einem jungen und ziemlich coolen Obama hatte ich schonmal. Die Fotografin heisst Lisa Jack und hat nun eine Ausstellung im M+B, das bereits die Sk8-Fotografie in den Pools von LA Anfang der 70s von Hugh Holland, die Muscle-Car-Fotos on Matthew Porter oder die gefaketen Celebrity Pics von Alison Jackson zeigte, die Bilder gibts alle auf der Website, ruhig ein bisschen stöbern, lohnt sich.
Lisa Jack, then a student of photography at Occidental College, sought a striking subject for a portrait project and was tipped off about a charismatic freshman named “Barry” Obama who would make an ideal subject. After the shoot, these images would remain locked away for the next 28 years, until a dare from a friend triggered Lisa Jack to seek them out. At first worried these images could be used against President Obama, Jack realized they were not incriminating of anything other than being young and self-conscious, and that they offered a unique glimpse into how the man who made history went from being “Barry” to Barack. This exhibition marks the first time these rare photographs have ever been printed and on display.