XXX. Pete Souza

Pete Souza was President Obama’s Chief Photographer. He was with Obama almost 24/7 even in top secret meetings and managed to get some great shots at my favorite president in action.

Photo of Souza.

Photo of Souza.

When you’re the president’s photographer, you have to be everywhere at once. Souza is able to do that from all the photos you can see he has taken. Anywhere Obama is, so is Souza.

What I love about his photos is that he can make a man, and a government position, look so friendly and so human. So often, especially now, looking at the president seems like a chore. Souza I think changed that completely and really emphasized and the Obama’s are human. Maybe he didn’t completely change it because I remember photos of the Kennedys that looks entirely normal so perhaps he just added on to that style.

He tends to follow the typical rule of thirds, but every photo is so well taken and the subjects are where they need to be perfectly to get a story or moment across.