16 February 2009

Shepard Fairey: A Real American Hero

So there's been a lot of crap about Shepard Fairey "appropriating" this Associated Press photo for his Barack Obama posters. Mostly because Shepard Fairey turned around and sued the Associated Press for claiming that he in some way used their photo to make the poster. Which is preposterous. Shepard Fairey would never use their photo to make insane amounts of money. Nor would he use their photo to take advantage of America's only weakness: big lettering. No, Shepard Fairey only vandalizes things.

Personally, I don't see any resemblance between the above images. Besides, as we all know, photography is not art. So I'm going to back Shepard Fairey on this one. Let's all give the man a pat on the back.

By the way, if you'd like a copy of my new Obama poster, they're available for $3,000 a piece. It's a limited printing. Made with hawk blood.