Archive - August, 2008

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Our Week at the DNC (Part 2)

Thursday morning I woke up determined we would stop feeling sorry for ourselves. If we weren’t going to get a clear-cut sign from Oprah, we at least needed a little inspiration! Instead of heading back downtown to scout for more folks to fill out our afternoon and Friday schedules, as planned, I talked Rob into [...]

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Our Week at the DNC (Part 1)

Rob and I got to switch things up the week of the DNC in Denver, shooting in a sheltered, wired, and equipped space that is actually intended for photography!! Our new friend Larry lent us his lovely studio for the whole week, simply because he is a marvelously generous human being! Leaving our backdrops and [...]

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Pre-Convention Buzz

My Aunt Maro came through in a big way in Denver.  Not only did she put us up, feed us all week, and let us turn her dining room into our office, but she also connected us with an old friend of hers who has a photo studio in town. Larry Laszlo of CoMedia [...]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

“Kansas is a Big State!”

Although I’ve already read Obama’s first book, “Dreams for My Father,” and had begun “Audacity of Hope” I wanted to share them with Rob, so we’ve been listening to the the audio versions on the road. Read by Barack himself, it is so exciting to have him join us while we travel! When [...]

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

From Brooklyn to Brookline

I had spoken to Cameron earlier in the week to see if we could crash his house meeting in Southwestern Missouri, and he had been extremely enthusiastic about participating in our project. He told us we could set up in the driveway of his home and that they were expecting around a dozen people [...]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Saint Louis for Obama!

You’d think that, having had several days to play catch up, I’d have managed to line up the next event Rob would be photographing. But, as has become our custom, I was on the phone en route to Saint Louis still trying to confirm our plan there, while Rob drove. When we arrived [...]

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Putting the Blue in the Blugrass State

From Cincinnati we headed on down to Lexington, Kentucky and were warmly welcomed by yet another family friend, Diane James. Two of Diane’s 4 daughters have lived with my parents at one point or another, so we figured we could afford to return the favor and camp out at her house for a little [...]

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Howard and Kumar Do Voter Registration

On Wednesday we headed for Cincinnati’s Laborers Local 265, where democratic party chairman Howard Dean and actor Kal Penn would be arriving to fire up a crowd of over 100 volunteers to go out into the community and register voters. On the road down from Columbus, I looked over into the next lane to [...]

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Don & Gay’s House Meeting

Monday morning, after the Powwow for Change the night before, we waved goodbye to our new friend, Jill, and hit the road again. This time we were headed for Cleveland and a little R&R with old friends, and enthusiastic Obama supporters, the Gutgsell family. And although we had a lovely dinner [...]

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Powwow For Change

                                 We had hoped to shoot another event in PA on Saturday. Until now, the only tool I have had available for scheduling events along our route has been the Events Planner on the Barack Obama website. This forum worked really well back in New York. I was able to find house [...]