April 30, 2009

Flickring for Change

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I enjoyed theWhite House’s Delivering on Change photoset on Flickr.

Interesting for me personally were the behind-the-scenes shots, which reveal, in mannerisms at least, that Obama the President doesn’t look a whole lot different than Obama the Guy on a Book Tour Who Maybe, Just Maybe, Could Run for President.


By Pete Souza

By Pete Souza

barack obama 3

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April 15, 2009

The last big protest I saw at the Texas Capitol…


Wondering if the Tea Party in Austin today will compare at all to the immigration-law protests back in 2006, which didn’t have a huge discernible effect on legislation. Guessing these won’t either… God willing.

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January 22, 2009

Watching the Inauguration in SF


A wide shot from this event appeared in a slide show on Wired.com.

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January 19, 2009

Election Night

farmerbrown, San Francisco
On Flickr

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November 8, 2008

President Obama

obama! from Matt Wright on Vimeo.

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November 4, 2008


Also: what Kriston says.

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November 1, 2008

Reno, NV

I think I might leave this one up until Tuesday.

On Flickr

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October 31, 2008

Reno, NV

At the end of a long day. Hardly the worst place to go door to door.

On Flickr

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October 28, 2008

Charles meets Obama

This clip, courtesy of Patrick Dentler, an old Austinist colleague, sums up the campaign. Listen to this man, then compare that to the Republicans screaming “Terrorist! Socialist!” The fact that Charles’s message seems poised to win really does give me hope.

See also: Patrick’s photos of the meeting.

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October 16, 2008

Obama … again

A month ago the Texas Observer ran the Obama photo on its back cover, along with a blurb about how it took off. The photo first appeared on the Observer’s blog, and it was their creditential I was using when I got the shot. This marked the 22nd time, by my count, that the photo was published in print or on the web.

It’s been 20 months since I took it, and the whole sequence of things is still pretty amazing to me.

By the way, the exhibit “Cowboy and Presidents” is making its way from L.A. to Austin and will open next Monday at the Texas History Museum. If anyone happens to see it, let me know if the Obama photo made the trip to Texas.

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