Tech magazine, trade journal disease. Article victims shown in photos with arms crossed. Who crosses their arms for photos? Nobody. Photographers ask for it. Lame trick. Says, I think I’m tough, but my arms are crossed to protect me. From the camera, dumb photo monkeys. Why are businesswomen shown with lips pursed and eyebrows raised? Slate caricature, columnist photos. Look tough? No. Maybe gas? Durian in the room? Also, drop the floppy necktie. 1986. Also bad: photo next to column should be different every time.
Posted November 4, 1999