Maybe its just me. The faces that the three men in the center are making seem a bit twisted and immediately sent a very creepy/eerie feeling through
These are the things that immediately caught my attention:
1. The catholic figure is placed directly between John Mcain and Barack Obama. However, he is not just placed between them, rather he is positioned at
a higher angle, thereby being in the center and 'above' them. Creepy indeed. I am confident, that this positioning was not accidental. Also to note,
his eyes are not
looking straight ahead at the camera as one would suspect, nor is he looking above. Rather, his eyes seem to be positioned
looking downward. His facial positioning I find very discerning as well, the smile that he is making seems awry.
2. John Mcain is positioned on the left. He is using both of his hands in the handshake; Thereby overpowering Barack Obama. He is also making a very
3. Barack Obama is positioned on the right. Using only one hand in the handshake. Also making a very creepy smile-like-gesture in my opinion.
4. The side caption is incorrect for the picture, although admittedly it is more than likely an error on comcast's part. Or is it? With that said,
there is no information given about this picture; The occasion, the setting etc.
I'd like to find someone here at ATS who may have a bit of knowledge on what the positioning means. I remember reading quite some time ago about the
importance and symbolization of certain positioning[s], and hope that someone can elaborate more on this.
Of course, one can draw the idea that the Catholic trinity is what's being represented. Including the father figure, the son figure, and the holy
ghost/spirit figure. However I am unsure, of exactly which side represents the 'son' or the 'holy ghost/spirit'. While this is one conclusion that
can be drawn, I personally think that the positioning represents something else.
edit to correct proper name capitalization.
[edit on 19/10/2008 by agent violet]