David Cameron's Xmas Card

Started Dec 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Need surgery now!

JulesJ wrote:

Having been involved in and selling b&w family pictures for over twentyfive years, I hope you will agree that our PM Xmas Card is not a good example of excellent photography which it should be. Tom Stoddart took the picture. The B&W convertion is really bad, the resulting dark patch on Camerons face would never have left our studios. Nor would the unnecessary hiding of half the kids face. The background is confusing, she looks dopey with one lazy eye, her neck lines could have been tidied, and the kids hand appearing around Camerons neck is distraction. As I said we would not have sold this picture to a client as it would have reflected badly on our business. See the appalling result here.



For a card it is terrible.

For one, Cameron looks in need of immediate operation to remove a large tumor on his right cheek.

His wife's weakest point, the nose, is exposed in its full glory.

I agree, a snapshot, one of many, to be discarded, it qualifies.

As a Christmas card , or keeper in general, it does not.


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