Yesterday I was quite surprised to find out that one of my photos from the 9/11 Memorial Commemoration Ceremony at Ground Zero in New York landed on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Shortly after that I started getting word that wasn’t the only front page that it turned up on. I’m completely floored by how much my picture was used. This is by far the most I ever seen one of my photos get picked up.
President Bush’s final press conference.
This past weekend President Bush managed to dodge two shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist. White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was not so lucky. During the tackle fest following the attack a microphone stand hit Mrs. Perino square in the eye and during a press conference this past Tuesday she had the shiner to prove it.
Get well soon Mrs. Perino. Thanks for taking one for the team.
I came across this photo a good while after I shot it. I was going back through all of my Hank Paulson photos trolling for stock images and I noticed this little gem.
It’s very rare in the tightly controlled world of the White House that an unexpected photo opportunity presents itself. This one came at the hand of the President of himself. As George Jr. (#43) and George Sr. (#41) were leaving the oval office in between events we happened to be waiting outside of the Oval Office and as they left George Jr. turns to us and asks if we want to make a photo of them together. Of course the best picture came as they walked away. It was really a treat, thanks 43.
It’s been quite a busy week of economic turmoil here in DC and I’ve found myself smack dab in the middle of it.