Why Is This Man Laughing?


General Photography

“The New York Times Magazine cover is the Charlize Theron of magazine publishing: Famous people become ugly in the name of art. Former Virginia governor and centrist Democratic Presidential hopeful Mark Warner learned the dangers of posing for The Times Magazine this week when he landed on the cover, photographed by Alexei Hay. […] Reached by phone the afternoon of March 14, Times Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati said he hadnÂ’t heard any complaints about the image. Shortly after, however, Mr. Marzorati called back to say that heÂ’d learned that the colors changed during film processing. According to Times Magazine photo editor Kathy Ryan, Mr. Hay used an infrared chrome film, originally designed for 70-millimeter movie cameras, that changes hues when processed in the darkroom.” - story