Today marks an entertaining turning point in SMITH’s short and yet storied history: our debut on the gossip column of note, Page Six. And who would have thought we’d bust into the hallowed halls of gossip because of a story on Iraq? The New York Post’s Page Six picked up on our Iraqi Graffiti photo essay, which features war vet Todd Bowers’ images from the frontlines. Each of Bowers’ shots in his series includes a playful, sometimes ironic caption—one of which tickled the fancy of the editors at probably the best-read column in New York City journalism.
“Iraqi Graffiti” is both an homage to a style used by his uncle for a series of photos he shot while serving in Vietnam (dubbed “Vietnam Graffiti”) and firmly within the hyper-current and hilarious style of I Can Has Cheezburger. Thanks to SMITH’s war coverage guru, Michael Slenske, for bringing Bowers and his one-of-a-kind project our way.
So what, precisely, is our dish-worthy item? Here’s a hint: it has to do with thighs and a certain infomercial queen. Let’s get to Page 6.