I kind of like this photo of Barack Obama. It suggests how really small he his. It's just the amplification he gets that makes him look so important.
U.S. Government work/White House photo
I saw this and immediately thought of the "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" scene in the Wizard of Oz. Only here, the admonition might be to pay no attention to the small man behind the podium, keep your eyes fixed on the larger than life projection.