Are the sculptors of the ancient Greek Olympians rolling over in their grave?
With the storm of criticism over the portraits of the 2012 USA Olympic
athletes (click here for story) , I had to stand back for a moment and wonder who it was in theOlympic Committee that approves the creative direction and final imagery. Was is headed up by someone so green as to have had no idea how to go about producing a cohesive collection of beautiful photographs? Was the committee looking to find ways to cut budget numbers or time constraints?
One of the most important factors in successfully producing a cohesive set of images is consistency. Right from the start, the decision to use multiple photographers created a consistency-management issue that was clearly not addressed by the Olympic committee. Success would have required combining clear creative direction, a great producer, and the right photographers and crew.
Still within all of the chaos of trying to capture portraits at a Media Summit , the image of Wallace Spearmon by Victoria Will shines.