It appears to be an open-and-shut case of photo-doctoring.
An earlier version of the door-hanger showing Senate candidate Alan Gross walking on a dock in the photoshopped rain caught the eye of several Alaskans: His zipper was down. Really down — as seen on the photo at left, above.
These things happen, but rarely in political campaign advertising. Gross, a millionaire doctor, has a multi-million-dollar campaign going, one of the most expensive in state history, and the best ad agencies money can buy.
Now, through the miracle of Photoshop tools, the jeans are zipped up in the current version of the flyer.
Gross’ ad doctoring is one example of just how easy it is to make things right — or at least better than reality — with tools available to designers.
“Pity the poor ad guy who had to zip up Gross’ pants,” noted one eagle-eyed critic. “But at least, unlike [Mayor] Ethan Berkowitz, he had pants on, even if they weren’t zipped.”