Joe and Jill Biden look huge next to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, and people can't get enough of it

Joe and Jill Biden look huge next to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, and people can't get enough of it

The picture was released by The Carter Center after the Bidens visited Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter at their residence.

President Joe Biden and First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden went to visit former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn at their residence on April 29th as they couldn't make it to Biden's swearing-in in Washington due to the pandemic, reports USA Today. The Bidens' visit to Plains, Georgia also made history as it was the first time the Carters were visited by a president since they left office. 

The president was in Georiga to promote his infrastructure plans and addressed a rally in Duluth after visiting the Carters. While he has been quite outspoken under previous administrations, Carter has mostly been absent from public life after a series of health conditions in 2019. 


Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden's camaraderie go way back! In 1976, when Carter announced he was running for President, Biden was one of the first national lawmakers to pitch his support. "Joe Biden was my first and most effective supporter in the Senate. For decades, he's been my loyal and dedicated friend," Carter said in a recorded statement during the Democratic National Convention in 2020, endorsing Biden.

Days after the meeting, the Carter Center released a photo of the Bidens with the Carters, with the caption: "We’re pleased to share this wonderful photo from the @POTUS and @FLOTUS visit to see the Carters in Plains, Ga.! Thank you, President and Mrs. Biden!" However, the photo proved to be the source of amusement for people everywhere as they couldn't help but notice how it seemed like the Bidens' were giants compared to Jimmy and his wife. 


However, Guardian's resident photography expert is here to shed some light on why the photo seems so disproportionate. "The image is possibly distorted by using a wide-angle lens. When taking photos in a smaller space you often don’t have room to move far enough back to get everyone in the frame, so you use a lens that can take it all in. Unfortunately, if you use a lens that is really wide, while also standing very close to the subjects, it will distort the photo, making those close to the camera appear giant while shrinking those further away."

It's a rather simple trick, says Carly. "You don’t need special gear to create this optical trickery. If you have an iPhone 11 or 12 you actually can use the wide-angle setting in the camera on the phone to capture a wider field of view. So just ask whatever former president you encounter to step back slightly, then get yourself in front, and snap." There you have it, it's just a camera trick.

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Cover Image Source: Twitter/The Carter Center

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