Barack Obama: An American Portrait

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    Experimental mosaic portrait of Senator Barack Obama made out of American State flags.
    Original photo taken by BarackObamaDotCom Flickr photo stream and could be seen here.

    Created with Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop and Apple QuickTime Pro with custom developed scripts and tools.

    Licensed under Creative Commons (Please, see the licence and use it fairly)
    Best viewed large or printed.

    UPDATE:
    This image is selected as one of the Pictures of the Year 2008 by TIME magazine.
    www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1866936_1815483,00...

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    1. tsevis 65 months ago | reply

      Hi Josh, 5150 and hmunkey!
      Thanks for the kind words.
      @hmunkey: Thanks for the correction.

    2. FotoManiac's Digital Studio NYC 65 months ago | reply

      CONGRATS on making it to TIME magazine. BRAVO !!!

    3. InkPencil 65 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is amazing. Thank you for making it available under a creative commons license. You can see how it is used here and here.

      It is so kind of people to share their art with the world!

    4. Bonita Jamaica 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Jamaica Loves Barack Obama, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. ミ Kodakolor ミ 64 months ago | reply

      Yeah baby, this man is a great icon.
      The whole planet congratulates.

    6. CK'sPhoto 64 months ago | reply

      All of us now have a little more blood on our hands now.. thanks to the messiah Obama.... we are now sending money to other countries so they to can afford to abort innocent babies.

      since the state of alabama didn't elect obama I don't think the flag should be used.

    7. ccandumplins 64 months ago | reply

      congrats!!! it's well deserved and i'm shocked at some of the ignorant comments on your stream. but that's the incredible beauty of America...we can voice our opinions no matter what they are.
      regardless of your subject matter, your work is amazing! and you can use any flag you want. it's your right! GOBAMA! :)

    8. CK'sPhoto 64 months ago | reply

      didn't obama promise during his campaign to not do anything to further promote abortion? liar

    9. mzah_03 64 months ago | reply

      Nice picture.

    10. dansonmwaluficho 63 months ago | reply

      Changes can be delayed but never can they be stopped.

    11. lalit_gowtham 62 months ago | reply

      This photo is superb and has the potential to win many awards........i juz got to know abut an international film festival happening in india thought you wuld b interested....log onto avtarfest.info for more details...

      All the best

    12. Ben Heine 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called <a href='http:%2

    13. Ben Heine 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr United (Post as you want - Award 3 - Invite friends), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Great work!

      Obama is an amazing person!
      That's my portraits of him...

      And some jokes...

      www.benheine.com

    14. 小WeiWei 54 months ago | reply

      hi~excuse me,i want to ask you how to make these portrait,for instance Steven Jobs,with many smaller pictures?
      i am chinese,my eglish is not very good,i am not sure that my expression is exact.
      i hope get your answer.thank you!

    15. tsevis 54 months ago | reply

      Hi 小WeiWei.
      I am using some custom developed scripts in Studio Artist, Photoshop, Illustrator and QuickTime. But believe me, it's not just software.
      Try to google "mosaic tutorial". Thanks for visiting

    16. GlassyRajat 47 months ago | reply

      hey tsevis

      your work is really amazing.. !!! WOW..
      i can make the pendants out of these if they are of any use of yours..

      thanx .. Rajat Jain rajatresponsible@gmail.com

    17. cudau.botcanh 46 months ago | reply

      Nice pic!!!!!!!!!

    18. thedot_ru 24 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful picture!

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