Nation certain this picture should be used but unsure how

Even the picture’s credited photographer has no idea how it came into being.

Even the picture’s credited photographer has no idea how it came into being.

New Zealanders across the country have agreed this afternoon that this picture of Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is so noteworthy that it ought to be used for a purpose befitting of its intensity, but have yet to decide on what that purpose is.

The picture, which appeared in this month’s issue of Metro Magazine, features Craig posed menacingly in front of a bleak landscape that is presumably his vision of the future.

But those who have seen it say the most disturbing thing about the picture is that it has no apparent application.

“What do we do with this?” asked Otago University student Tom Wilkinson. “I feel like we should do something with this, but what? I can’t think of anything that would do it justice.”

“Well obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is that we Photoshop something onto it,” said Hamilton resident Adrian Firmin. “But I think that might take away from it really, because honestly, it looks pretty dramatic as it is.”

Amongst suggestions for what to do with the photo have included making it an album cover, hanging it in childrens’ bedrooms as a punishment, and sending it to a tailor who might be able to recommend Craig a better sized suit.

But while many wonder about what to do with the picture, others are deeply uncertain how it came about in the first place.

Metro photographer Alistair Guthrie, who is credited with the photograph, says even he is unsure where it came from.

“I just woke up one morning, and there it was, on my camera. I can’t say it didn’t make me uncomfortable. I’m not sure what I did to deserve it. But I wasn’t about to question it.

“They say when you see the Grim Reaper, you don’t fight it. You just accept your fate.”

Guthrie has not been seen for several hours.