Candidate Camera
September 22, 2003 11:15 PM   Subscribe

Not quite moblogging. Though basically a publicity ploy by the cowbox folks, Candidate Camera is still worth a browse. A digital camera has been offered to every single one of the candidates in the California recall election — from Adam to Zellhoefer — and they're sending in shots from the campaign trail. Clearly some are having fun with the project, from the unknown to the infamous. And while others are going for the mom and apple pie constituency, at least a couple are aiming at the Maxim mindset. Having David Hume Kennerly at the helm adds some credibility, and while his featured photo picks are always good, you can always — in true blogger style — just jump to the latest entries.
posted by pzarquon (6 comments total)
And yes, Gov. Gray Davis got a digicam too.
posted by pzarquon at 11:20 PM on September 22, 2003

Man, that site is beautiful. They got the understated olde tyme feel of an ancient newspaper down pat.
posted by mathowie at 12:49 AM on September 23, 2003

Most of the candidates have nothing interesting to say, and their pictures reflect that. I live in California, and I'd just enjoy the freak show if I didn't realize that it was costing the state millions of dollars we can ill afford.

That said, this did give me my first and only opportunity to interview a porn star, so it's not all bad.
posted by hipnerd at 12:53 AM on September 23, 2003

if skinny arms were a criteria for election here would be your winner. She should challenge Arnold to a arm wrestle!
posted by carfilhiot at 7:01 AM on September 23, 2003

[this is good]

Politics aside, its a great showcase of the art that Joe Everyman can come up with given a simple tool and a public forum. My faves so far:
baby ; crossed eyes; melons (this isn't who I think it is - is it?); saviour; Cash
posted by anastasiav at 7:08 AM on September 23, 2003

I'm sorry, I just can't help thinking that clicking the 'Enlarge' links on Gary Coleman's index, would somehow make that tiny man grow. But to no avail.
posted by mnology at 10:04 AM on September 23, 2003

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