First Family Portrait Released

. Saturday, October 24


The official first family portrait is shown here, compliments of the financially strapped Annie Leibovitz, noted for her fiasco with shooting young Miley Cyrus topless in 2008. Unclear is why the Obamas chose Leibovitz instead of the official White House photographer.

Taking up the “relaxed” posturing that Leibovitz wants to be noted for, the Obamas are dressed in monotone black and white, except for a random tie, with the overall feel of a quick trip to a funeral.

Whatever it was she was going for with this particular photograph is lost to me. To my eye, the focus is on the background, not the Obamas, making the whole thing look fragmented and busy.

But, that’s just me.