JeffreyG wrote in post #9435777
You would think having the job of photographing the POTUS would be really interesting and all but it's seems to me from a lot of his shots that it isn't.
Two points that jumped out to me:
Pete seems to spend a lot of time at the White house trying to find new and interesting ways to frame his subject. There are a lot of shots reflected off things, shot through windows etc etc. It's like after a few months he can't stand shooting yet another meeting of a bunch of politicians.
Compounding the first point was something else Pete commented on in his shots from Moscow. He noted that in a lot of foreign settings he is restricted in where he can go and what he can shoot. What a bummer. He finally gets to shoot something other than the oval office and he gets restricted.
He's restricted in the Oval office to - there's time set aside for photos and time when it's only those in the meeting allowed in. Sure he's getting the standard shots and the ones released are the ones chosen and are unique - how many shots can you shoot that are the same thing over and over again? It's not about getting bored with the subjects it's getting bored with the same angles, same type shots. If you noticed he has been shooting this way for awhile, and so did the last photographer of the POTUS. It's almost trying not to be seen taking shots.
What I'd like to see is more of his old Reagan shots - to compare them to how he shoots now...the growth, what he changed, etc.