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Monday, September 15, 2008

Photog Purposely Takes Bad Pics of McCain

Controversial celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg, a self-professed "hard-core Dem," deliberately took a series of unflattering shots of Republican nominee John McCain for the current cover of The Atlantic - and then bragged about it on a blog. [NYP]

"I left his eyes red and his skin looking bad," she boasted about refusing to retouch the photos.

Greenberg also fessed to tricking McCain into standing over a strobe light placed on the floor - turning the "septuagenarian's face into a horror show of shadows," according to NYP.

The Atlantic did manage did find an acceptable pic taken by Greenberg for its cover. Still the editor for the mag said he's not happy.

"We feel totally blind-sided," James Bennet said. "Her behavior is outrageous. Incredibly unprofessional."

As for what Greenberg did with the rest of the photos from the shoot, well, see for yourself.


Even though the more offensive pictures were not used in The Atlantic, Bennet told FOX news he'll be sending McCain a letter of apology. Additionally, he said Greenberg will not be paid for the session, and added the magazine is even considering a lawsuit.

NYP via Radar.

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