In order to get the right shot for today's cover story on Jeremy Messersmith
-- who requested that we represent his face in an abstract, nontraditional manner -- we tried a few different angles. Some worked, and some did not. Here are the outtakes that didn't make the cut for this week's paper. All photos are by our art director Nick Vlcek.
A very serious hat picture, perhaps channeling Duckie from Pretty in Pink
Why yes, he is emulating David Bowie's Heroes
Purple and pensive.
Just, you know, hanging out in a graveyard.
Some photos cannot be explained. A mummy art experiment gone horribly awry.