by Tony Karp
A tribute to George Washington
 - Ole smilin' blue-eyed George, our very first president. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Ole smilin' blue-eyed George, our very first president.
Poor George -- first in war, first in peace, and all of that. Our first president, and I'm old enough to remember when he had his very own holiday. But no more. Lumped in with all the other guys on President's Day. So to help make up for this downgrade, I've assembled a gaggle of Georges that I've done over the years. I hope it's a fitting tribute.

Technical notes: These images were created with more tools, processes, techniques, hardware, and software than tongue can tell. Most of the information is lost in my digital past. I do remember that the subject charged me a dollar to pose, and that he held real still as I worked.

 - Around tax time, George gets bent out of shape and squeezed a little as well. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Around tax time, George gets bent out of shape and squeezed a little as well.
 - Old George, reduced to bits. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Old George, reduced to bits.
 - Ah, there's one in every crowd. Reminds me of someone I know. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Ah, there's one in every crowd. Reminds me of someone I know.
 - This is what George looked like when I originally found him. A little beat up, but still worth his original value. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
This is what George looked like when I originally found him. A little beat up, but still worth his original value.
 - The adventures of George, fooling around in a photo booth. Pick the size you like best. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
The adventures of George, fooling around in a photo booth. Pick the size you like best.
 - Syrupy George. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Syrupy George.
 - A close-up of George's right eye. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A close-up of George's right eye.
 - This is what old money looks like. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
This is what old money looks like.
 - An evasive maneuver that George perfected during the Revolutionary War. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
An evasive maneuver that George perfected during the Revolutionary War.
 - My name, written with a George Washington pen. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
My name, written with a George Washington pen.
 - A tribute to George Washington - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
George Washington in a bubble
 - Syrupy George, with red outlines. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
Syrupy George, with red outlines.
 - A close-up of the George Washington worm, a virus that infected the Internet a few years back. - - George Washington - with blue eyes and his Mona Lisa smile - - art  - photography - by Tony Karp
A close-up of the George Washington worm, a virus that infected the Internet a few years back.
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