Jillian Tamaki

Baby’s First Obama

Mar 26th, 2011

This is the first portrait of Obama that I’ve done! Crazy! For New York Magazine, AD Raul Aguila.

I used the White House Flickr stream to find reference photos for this. It’s a good resource because the photos are very high res and are US Government Works, which are not subject to Copyright restrictions (with exceptions). Hence you’re quite free to make derivative works from them. The White House photostream itself is quite amazing… lots of very powerful and humorous images.