Election 2016: Election photography – spot the difference!

It’s hard to believe but it sometimes feels like the meedya are trying to manipulate us with their photography. You worry; we investigate.

Test #1

Here is a picture of Barnaby Joyce from his Facebook page:

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And here’s Fairfaxtoday, winning at photography:

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Spot the difference!

Barnaby Joyce wears the hell out of hats but Fairfax shows him without. Why?

Test #2

Here’s what Adam Bandt looks like – what I like to call, Avuncular Indie Politician Chic:

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Here’s what Fairfax managed to dredge up which they say they got from ABC. The snapper basically taped QandA on their own telly, paused it at the most ludicrous moment and used that.

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Spot the difference!

Adam Bandt should not wear a brown tie. Fairfax wants you to believe he seems quizzical all the time.

Oh my god I have to pause here because I’m watching Masterchef and they just revealed whether the salmon was overcooked. To limit the heart conditions caused by reading, full disclosure, itwasn’t.

Test #3

Photo from Malcolm Turnbull’s website. Yes, this is from his own website. Hard to understand anything about this photo but let’s move on.

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Today’s Age showcases Malcolm:

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Spot the difference!

Malcolm is pictured next to people in uniform which makes him look much better.

Test #4

This is what David Feeney looks like as posted on day #1 of the campaign:

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This is the photo that Fairfax used today of David Feeney:

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Spot the difference!

(1) Fairfax wants us to believe David has put on 15kg and changed his glasses since the start of the election. He may have also got more hair. He’s so busy! (2) David looks better without a microphone in his face.

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