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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:36 PM

Thank you to Pete Souza~ (picture heavy)


Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer and Director of the White House Photography Office,

http://theobamadiary.com/



Pete Souza

Director and Chief Official White House Photographer
Pete Souza is the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama; he is also the Director of the White House photo office. Souza has worked as a freelancer for National Geographic, an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, and as an assistant professor at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.

Souza's life as the Chief Official White House Photographer was documented by National Geographic for a film produced for PBS Television. "The President's Photographer", which also touched on previous presidential photographers, aired nationally and internationally on PBS in 2010. An accompanying book was also published by National Geographic.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Pete%20Souza

































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Reply Thank you to Pete Souza~ (picture heavy) (Original post)
sheshe2 Oct 2013 OP
CherokeeDem Oct 2013 #1
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #6
CherokeeDem Oct 2013 #9
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #10
CherokeeDem Oct 2013 #15
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #2
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #8
leanforward Oct 2013 #3
brer cat Oct 2013 #4
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #7
NJCher Oct 2013 #27
calimary Oct 2013 #5
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #13
classof56 Oct 2013 #11
Historic NY Oct 2013 #12
Lifelong Protester Oct 2013 #14
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #16
albino65 Oct 2013 #17
mrsadm Oct 2013 #18
ffr Oct 2013 #19
Cha Oct 2013 #20
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #21
Cha Oct 2013 #22
IrishAyes Oct 2013 #23
SunSeeker Oct 2013 #24
freshwest Oct 2013 #25
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #28
libdem4life Oct 2013 #26

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:51 PM

1. Incredible photographs...

Souza has an excellent eye...

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:04 PM

6. He does CherokeeDem~



Thank you~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:14 PM

9. I have never seen this photo before...

I am a sucker for black and white photos and this is close enough. Love this!!

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:21 PM

10. Me too! Black and white photography is earth shattering in it's depth.

I started this with B&W, then hit the wrong button and lost the thread...

Here's one



Thanks CD~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:45 PM

15. This photograph is luminous...

Spectacular!

Love this thread... both the photographer and the subject. The President is very photogenic.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:51 PM

2. Great shots! I like the fancy presidential basketball court gear!

 

With the presidential seal!



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:14 PM

8. Official Seal of the White House SKP!

It's a requirement a stress reducer, basketball blows away the strain and the stain that the baggers leave behind.



Thank you for your picture! Sweet~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:53 PM

3. Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:55 PM

4. Great photographer

with a great model! No wonder the pix are so great.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:06 PM

7. Love the artist in Pete Souza...



Yes, the model helps, thanks brer cat.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:23 PM

27. yes, tall, thin people

are definitely nice to look at. I like all the photos and appreciate the OP. The angle on that airplane one is pretty spectacular, too.

What a great job Souza has!


Cher

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:00 PM

5. Great shots!

I love our President!

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Response to calimary (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:24 PM

13. Thank you calimary~



as do I....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:21 PM

11. Oh, these are such uplifting images.

Thank you for posting, sheshe, and thanks to Pete Souza, the perfect photographer to capture our President's spirit and essence.

Peace.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:22 PM

12. Congrats on your wedding Pete.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:34 PM

14. So many spectacular photos

I can't pick just one! But the photo of him at the lecturn in the rain shows great grit and determination. I admire that.

Thank you for these.


Yay! my 5000th post! I wanted to use it on an important thread.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:45 PM

16. Congratulations on your 5000th post!



I had trouble posting and choosing, there were so many. Pete Souza has an incredible eye!

Thank you Lifelong Protester!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:34 PM

17. My Wallpaper

 

The picture of President Obama on the Rosa Parks Bus is the wallpaper on my computer. It keeps me focused.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 12:27 AM

18. Wow, I love these, thank you for posting!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 12:27 AM

19. What you see. What you see. What you see. What you see.

But what you don't see are pictures of him palling around with at lavish parties for the well connected. Him making smug faces.

This is a serious man for serious times.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 12:38 AM

20. I'm in awe of Pete Souza and his work, she! What a

talented creative person with his camera. The subject matter is not bad, either.

Oh, the Photo-Journal books he'll have after President Barack Obama leaves Office~

Thank you for the gorgeous thread, she.

Tweet from the Pete Souza link, she..

"For TODíers who read this news and wondered if Pete Souza would be at work on Monday; he is! Thatís a hardworking man."

Kristen Welker ✔ @kwelkernbc

WH:On Sat POTUS hosted a wedding ceremony for Pete Souza & Patti Lease in the Rose Garden...they were joined by roughly 35 family & friends9:36 AM - 20 Oct 2013

34 Retweets 12 favorites Reply

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/10/21/news-of-the-day-29/

To Pete Souza and his new bride, Patti Lease, she

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 01:11 AM

21. Pete Souza has a new Lease on life!

Congratulations to Pete Souza and Patti Lease!

Yes Cha, the man has an awesome eye. Amazing clarity in his pictures.




Dec. 3, 2010
"The President greets U.S. soldiers at Bagram Airfield after an all-night, unannounced flight to Afghanistan. We were scheduled to helicopter to Kabul to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, but that portion of the trip was canceled due to heavy winds." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/31/behind-the-scenes-white-house-photos_n_803004.html#217837

Cha

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 01:40 AM

22. I like that soldier woman getting a pic of her and POTUS during

the happy melee while the genius of Pete Souza is taking the shot, she~

thank you~ To Pete and Patti's new Lease on Life!

Obama photographer Pete Souza gets hitched in White House wedding...so who took the pictures?

"Obama's official photographer Pete Souza got a presumably picture perfect wedding at the White House Rose Garden Saturday night, hosted by the commander-in-chief.

White House Military Chaplain Stanley Fornea officiated the marriage celebration for Souza and his bride, Patti Lease.

Roughly 35 guests attended the ceremony for the man who has captured some of Obama's most poignant moments in office.

As of yet, no photos have emerged of the happy occasion"


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His first began snapping shots of Obama in 2005, when he started chronicling the Illinois politician in the U.S. Senate.

The working relationship flourished and the pair have been together ever since.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-photog-pete-souza-married-white-house-article-1.1491551

Mahalo, she You take some pretty good pics yourself, sheshe~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:05 AM

23. Great pictures all, thanks for sharing!

I don't recall having seen Sousa's likeness before.

Along the same lines, the third picture from the top, where the President stands in the doorway: One of my fondest hobbies is writing captions for photos. If that had been a picture of ME, there'd be only one possible caption: "Let's see now... What did I come in here for?"

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 12:31 PM

24. I knew it-Souza carries two cameras, one with a long lens.

This is the first time I have seen a picture of Souza. I always heard that great photographers carry at least two cameras so that they do not waste time changing lenses. I have a nice Canon, but I am constantly changing lenses and lose a lot of good shots that way. I'll have to show this to hubby and drop a lot of hints around Christmas time!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:05 PM

25. His photographs are always amazing. I find this one other worldly:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:41 PM

28. Yeah, I'm home!

Thanks, freshwest, you hit the nail on the head "other Worldly".

Wow all that bright and shining blue, for our Democratic President!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:15 PM

26. Great photos and thread. Had never seen Souza's image before. Every time I see these or other

 

amazing photos, just for kicks I try to imagine "other" politicians doing the same kind of things...especially with the babies and kids...not many could pull it off because it's not an act. It's from the inside.

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