Kiwi Polemicist

September 17, 2008

Even Helen Clark’s photographer can’t tell the truth

In an earlier post I showed how Helen Clark’s official photo from the 2005 campaign compared with the real thing.

Now, the NZ Herald has published two sycophantic articles (click here and here) covering Helen’s campaign launch.

One article says in part:

Photographer Monty Adams took the campaign shot and was adamant that the touch-ups were “minimal”.

“There was such a hoo-ha about her last photo, which was hardly touched up at all.”

Rather it was the use of “very, very soft light”.

“Everyone looks great under it. That’s the light I use for older women these days, my Joan Collins light.”

Adams has been photographing the Prime Minister for a number of years and said she was a good subject.

“Obviously we put a lot more make-up on her than she usually wears.”

Adams said the most post-production work was done whitening Clark’s eyes. “The wrinkles are still there,” he said.

I’m a photographer and that isn’t “minimal” touching up, that’s digital surgery. The teeth for pity’s sake, look at the teeth. As for “the most post-production work was done whitening Clark’s eyes”, that ranks alongside Winstons “NO” sign and Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”.

The woman who fraudulently signed a painting had the utter audacity and arrogance to launch her campaign with a trust message, yet we can’t even trust her photographer. Birds of a feather flock together.

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Helen Clark is now the White Witch This is an update of an earlier post. […]

    Pingback by Helen Clark is now the White Witch « Kiwi Polemicist — September 18, 2008 @ 6:08 am


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