This was my first time to go to the White House. Snow covered the ground that day. — Age: 28. Feb. 1979. As I recall it was a Sunday afternoon. President Carter was not on the grounds that day. I remember going into the Press Room (which was nothing like it is today, with the movie theatre style seating). I picked up a phone on the wall and called my grandMother in east texas. When I told her where her grandson was calling from she was of course beside herself. I went back many times after this….but some years later when I was asked if I wanted a permanent White House assignment , I declined. It may be the White House, but for a photographer, it’s mostly “talking heads”. Not my style.
Photo of the White House Spring 2017