Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Election Pr0n

Election Night
I'm not sure what motivated me to take pictures of the TV screen on election night, and I felt a little sheepish doing it (perhaps it was Jody's dubious look that made me feel that way). Turns out I wasn't the only one who had that idea. There's something about the television that makes the moment, ironically, more real in an image like this. Photos by people who were actually at Grant Park, for example, don't grab me the way images of the television screen do; that was their experience, and the television was mine.

And Jody? Turns out she burned excerpts of the election night coverage to DVD. She's as hopeless as I am, after all.


Generik said...

Can I trade TVs with you? That's a great picture, and a great capture.

Tom Hilton said...

Thanks! Nothing special about the TV, though--just a standard 19" or 21".

ahab said...

"The medium is the message."

Great idea, great shot.