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Photo like a rolling stone

Photographers at the Glenwood Post Independent have a way of making headlines.

A few years back a photo one of our faithful readers (who didn’t mind seeing his GSPI poked fun of on national television) sent “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” a photo by former photographer Jim Noelker.

The photo was of a bearded man and his mirror image.



Alone, the photo was far from worthy of the “Tonight Show’s” Headlines segment, but with a caption that said something like, “Dennis and his wife … ” Well, Jay thought that was pretty funny.

Lately, another GSPI photo has been making the rounds, this time on an international scale.



GSPI photographer Kelley Cox’s photo of an 8-ton boulder sitting on top of a crushed recliner first ran in the GSPI, then the Denver Post, then the Rocky Mountain News. From there, MSNBC chose it for its “Week in Pictures” feature.

MSNBC editors called Cox and asked if they could run it as one of the top 12 photos from around the world for the week of April 1.

It ran on MSNBC.com alongside photos from Spain, Australia, and Baghdad.

“That was a thrill,” Cox said.

After a brief stint on CourtTV the photo would go on to international glory, though the prestige of the publications became questionable.

Nuts Magazine in London called wanting to use the photo, a magazine Cox describes as “guns, girls and gore.”

But the magazine did run the photo across two pages, with the caption “Where’s the remote?”

“It was like the centerfold,” Cox said.

From there it had runs in the National Examiner, a newspaper in Florida and an Irish furniture store ad.

“Then Stuff (Magazine) called and told me they were a fashion magazine,” she said.

Stuff’s latest issue includes features on “albino beasts,” and Amber Brkich of “Survivor.” Yeah, that sounds like fashion.

Saving the best for last has never rung more true, however. Now, Cox’s photo is running in the Options section of the GSPI.


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