FEATURE : Visualizing Corruption

Visualizing Corruption The latest issue of ONE, the semiannual magazine of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, focused on the theme of corruption. We chose a cover concept that illustrates the greed at the core of corruption in business. Katie enlisted Gordon Stebbings to stand in as our model. Photographer Bruce Weller shot Gordon twice—from the shoulders up and close-in on his hand holding a wad of money. The photos below show us setting up the shots in the studio. We performed some Photoshop surgery to combine the two images. The result is a literal representation of how corrupt people think with their wallets rather than with their heads.

On the set of the photoshoot.

The two shots that were used to create the final cover art.

Final cover.

Contributed by Domenica