On this day seven years ago Barack and Michelle Obama and their entourage flew into a tiny town in the Irish midlands where they visited distant relatives. The most famous pic to come out of that day was President Obama having a pint in the local pub. Access to the bar was seriously restricted to a small pool of photographers that didn't include me so I had to make to with everything else. Here's some of the pics from that day.
I’m currently trying to put some order on my archives. Most of my earlier work is in the form of 35 mill black and white negatives, usually Kodak Tri-X and then later Fuji Neopan.
These three images are from June 1983 and they’re the first photos I made in America. The photographs are taken from a room in the Essex Hotel near South Station in Boston.
I was sharing the tiny room with three friends from college as we searched for part-time summer work with painting and building contractors in nearby South Boston.