Originally Posted by Steve Williams
One thing that did impress me was a young woman who kept exploring for pictures during the "breaks" in action. I saw her photograph a Secret Service agent standing in a brightly backlit hallway, a still life of another photojournalist working, and some shots of the pretty blue biosecurity boots we all got to wear. I remember being visually hungry like that. I want that again.
If anything positive came out it is the reminder of visual hunger. A searching and restless eye. I can turn it on if I want. I just sort of forgot about it in this situation. Perhaps it was the bright lights of celebrity made me stupid. I can fix it though.
I did have a few moments with them before the press pool arrived. Shot this one just as the Dean of Ag Sciences greeted Senator Obama and Senator Casey. Moments later I was in the pool --- pretending...
This is a nice report. Excellent opportunity, and you took good advantage. You've captured a nice moment, and one that could accompany an important turn in this campaign!
The comment about a photographer's visual hunger is really apt. I just heard a piece on NPR where NY journalist Jimmy Breslin recounted as a rookie reporter, traveling to Wash. DC to cover the JFK Funeral. Finding himself one in a mob of reporters and thought "what will I get here?". So he hopped into a cab and went over to the cemetery to interview the man who dug JFK's grave! Nice angle if you can make it
Thanks for sharing this picture. And by the way it has a close in and relaxed feel that is not that common in images of this campaign.