Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Today Is Flag Day

Having both feet planted firmly left of center, I’ve never really been the flag-waving type. However, as a commercial artist I know a good icon when I see one. Shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on New York and Washington, President Bush made a televised speech to the nation and, at the close, urged all Americans to fly the flag as a gesture of solidarity.
Within 24 hours the American Flag began appearing in places where it hadn't appeared
previously, in some of the most unlikely

places and in ways not usually seen. Recognizing the significance of the response from the American people to their President's request, I immediately began documenting these displays. People continue to hang flags almost five years later (I guess "these colors *don't* run!") and I'm still photographing flags wherever I go.

With over 1500 American Flag images (and growing) in my collection, these are some of my favorites.


Blogger Dennis Connors said...

Joe, nicely done. I'll have to show you my flag pics someday. As for the blog in general, a smart thing to do. A great way to touch base with clients via email. And as I was surprised to learn at the ASMP-NJ Marketing program earlier this year, that's the prefered way of communication. I've been thinking about doing something along those lines. You've certainly inspired me to carry a camera around more consistently...i.e., all the time.
cheers, Dennis

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