Obama, an Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza

mickyates Documentary, Photo Book, Uncategorized, USA Leave a Comment

I just got a copy of Pete Souza‘s ‘Obama, an Intimate Portrait‘. A superb book, on so many levels. First, Souza is an outstanding photographer, capturing documentary moments with precision, and portraits with style. There’s a lot to learn from how Mr Souza tells the story unfolding in front of him. Second, it is a fascinating historical document. Arranged in …


RPS Membership Card Competition

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The Royal Photographic Society is running its annual competition to decide on the 2018 Membership Card image (competition finishes September 24th). Last year, my work was shortlisted, didn’t win – but was featured on the postcard sent to new members when they join. This is the image. Take-Off! So, this year, I am trying again! The header, “Conversation” is one …