Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Famous

“Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.”
Ted Kennedy 1932-2009

Jimmy Carter was a relatively unknown politician when he ran for the US presidency in 1976. He needed national fame and he needed it fast so his organization asked me to photograph a couple of his fund raising events. This is one of the shots I took.
And the rest is history.


This week’s Corner View theme is “famous”. Fill up on fame around the world by visiting the blogs below. Thanks to Theresa for hosting.

jane, theresa, ian, esti, joyce, kim, natsumi, trinsch, c.t., francesca, jenniferdenise, isabelle, janis, kari, jgy, skymring, lise, crescent moon, otli, dorte, nicola, sophie, , aimee, inna, daan, helene, shokoofeh, jenna, grey-lemon,line, inner toddler, lucylaine, adrienne, emily, lynn, skywriting, eliane, the wanderer´s daughterannakenza, sherry, conny, susan, l´atelier, elis, kamana, anne, rosamaría, marinik, victoria, the yellow door paperie, tikjewit, juniper, merel, soisses, mlle paradis, cacahuete, wander chow, barbara, , pienduzz, kelleyn, sammi, liza, myrtille, tzivia

35 comments:

  1. Oh WOW - the rest is history and you are part of that history!
    Nice shot!!

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  2. So your photography back in -76 is why we in Norway knows about a man called Jimmy Carter and his smile :)
    What abut Obama?

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  3. a great story about History ...

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  4. Yo had the honour? wow! Based on this portrait I would given him my vote :)

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  5. That's a great portrait! A famous one!
    And you are famous to me since the first post I read here ;)

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  6. oh!!!! loved the last two posts. especially the cloud painting. (loved!)

    yes very impressive about j.c. and yes, sadly, the rest is history. good choice for today when we have just made some (not so good) history again.

    the good seem to die young or are swept away like yesterday's newspapers.

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  7. What a great assignment you got!

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  8. do you take the photo??? wow!! I think you are the famous here!

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  9. jimmy carter, my home boy. great man... not so great president. when did you take this? why? how?

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  10. Wow! Thank you for sharing this fantastic story with us!

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  11. Not only his President Carter famous so are you! Great photos. Thanks for this week's theme. xo

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  12. great shot!! how nice and joyfull that you took this one!

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  13. Cool story! No wonder he came out that famous supported by such a great photographer! ;o)

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  14. Woaw! That must be such a special moment and memory for you to think back on. Even if he wasn't famous when you took the photo. How fun!

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  15. Love his smile. Great moment captured.

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  16. Incredible! I am really impressed. And the photo does him justice in a "political" way. Yes... the rest is history.

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  17. You should be next. Keep practicing the big smile.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your brush with fame! It's a wonderful, intimate-feeling portrait!

    And I love the quote by Ted Kennedy (whose hand I once shook, speaking of brushes with fame)!

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  19. wow, you had a fanmous one in front of your own camera! great capture of that smile!

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  20. Wow, what a job! Great photograph. I was just reading to my son today about solar power and did you know that President Carter was the first president to install solar panels on the White House?

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  21. Did you really take that picture? That's amazing!
    I like the quote too.

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  22. A wonderful photo. I quite like Carter.

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  23. Well, well. Cool photo, awesome that you took it and are now a piece of history.

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  24. You have captured a very strong feeling of happiness, just wonderful!

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  25. Great shot! Love the moment ... the genuine smile!
    Fabulous.

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  26. Wow! Great photo and great story. Beautiful moment to see the 'just before' fame portrait, how special, thanks for sharing and for this week's theme.

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  27. Great view of a man who did so much to broker peace in the Middle East.

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  28. fab shot and good choice of theme. ta ;)

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