A fantastic photograph

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Prince Harry is pictured shoving paparazzi.

Aside from the news, which is quite funny and unimportant in all ways, the photo is amazing. I mean, we don't see his face, nor even really that of his bodyguard. The pictures is formally intriguing on an aesthetic level. The gestures are ambiguous yet emphasize the blockish physicality of the forms of the body.

The best part though is the photographer himself, here finally pictured getting physically attacked. Yet if we look closely, we can see that he's smiling. And then we realize that the fourth character in the photograph is the flash of the camera that has taken this picture.

The photograph is a gorgeous document on the consensual feast that is the cannibal culture of celebrity photography.