A photo taken with mobile photo app Instagram appeared on the cover of The New York Times for the first time Sunday.
The cover snapshot, taken by Brooklyn-based photographer Nick Laham, features the New York Yankee's third baseman Alex Rodriquez in his uniform with a bat in hand. The picture taken in the Yankees locker room was a part of a portrait series featuring other team players including left fielder Raúl Javier Ibañez, first basemen Mark Teixeira and shortstop Derek Jeter.
The above-the-fold shot was also featured on the front page on NYTimes.com on Sunday morning. The photo accompanied an article entitled "Hitched to an Aging Star: Anatomy of a Deal, and Doubts."
Here are a few Twitter reactions to the Instagram picture on the venerable newspaper's cover:
As more of us play paparazzi, it's flattening the market for celebrity pictures: nyti.ms/YERqJU Oh hai, Little Brother.— Alex Howard (@digiphile) March 27, 2013
[via The New York Times]