Does the TIME Inaugural cover make Obama look a little gaunt, a little aged (neck), not 100% pulled together (collar), with a dullness/tiredness in the (right) eye?
In priming the portrait with “Great Expectations,” is the image necessarily a future projection, as if we’re seeing an Obama not just looking ahead, but already years out and feeling it?
TIME Cover Story.
(9:50 pm. Title change. Slightly edited for readability.)
(portrait: C.F. Payne)