Tom Delay on the wrong side of Dystopia

I just noticed last Thursday’s New York Times sitting around the newsroom. This picture jumped out at me from the front page:

Tom Delay all tied upphoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

We’ve seen a thousand pictures of talking heads at press conferences, but something looks different in this one. Delay’s pout is a given, the wide angle/low angle seems normal enough, but what nails it for me is the one flexible microphone stand that snakes across the frame. That last horizontal line gives me the impression of a Brazil-esque tangle of bureaucracy and deception.

Of course, Mr. Delay is no longer the man sitting at the tall desk.

[tags]Tom Delay, photojournalism, Brazil[/tags]