Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Power of Image

A lot can be (and has been) said about Obama's election to the presidency this week. But much more has been felt.

And I feel a sense of pride, a sense of hope and a lot of optimism for the future. There's a lot to look back on about this campaign - but there's a lot more to look at.

The power of image - like the power of music - has the ability to touch us in ways that words can't. So, as inspired as I've been when watching videos of Obama speak, I'm touched a bit deeper when I see the images that have come out of this campaign.

Here's a quick run-down of what I mean. I hope you, too, are inspired:

Comments (2)

The first set of pictures you posted were very insightful. I found the picture of Obama cleaning up the counter after eating ice cream, even though everyone has left, especially humbling.

Sam - Amazing images, and your point is very well taken. So many companies feel that branding is about shoving their "features" down your throat, or their pricing model. But people connect with so much more than that, and that goes with your "personal brand" too. Even beyond career-speak like that - co-workers, family members and everyone you encounter feel a certain way about you for reasons more than what you have done - its how you present yourself, and what lies beneath the stuff that goes on the resume.
Thanks for the interesting thoughts.