Friday, January 21, 2011

Overly Serious Photos

The silliness of the Foreign Policy blogger photos is quite astounding, and not sufficiently remarked upon. Take Tom Ricks's:

Ricks is great and all, and I assume it wasn't his design, but it looks like the sort of headshot a small-time actor would send to Jerry Bruckheimer looking for a bit part. And I promise you, it's not an outlier. Stephen Walt's is even worse. David Hoffman is tilting his head like a very serious puppy. The only one of the FP bunch who seems to have entirely avoided this unfortunate trend is Marc Lynch.

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